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Bleeding gums. What can I do.?.

Bleeding gums. What can I do.?.

Dental visit: Bleeding gums are a sign of periodontal disease. People with this problem should start using a mouthwash(listerine) 3x a day along with brushing and using floss. A dental visit with a cleaning is also necessary. ...Read more

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Bleeding Gums (Definition)

Gum bleeding is a clinical condition in which the gums bleed easily with only slight trauma, including teeth brushing. This is common with poor dental care ...Read more


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Hey what can I use to stop bleeding gums?

Hey what can I use to stop bleeding gums?

Bleeding gums: Bleeding from gums is commonly related to inflammation of gums though it can also be due to bleeding disorder or vitamin C deficiency too . Try saline rinse, take Vit C tablet and if still not improving see dentist. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have bleeding gums?

Could it be something bad if I have bleeding gums?

Could be: Could be. However, the most common cause of gum bleeding is inflammation of the gum itself- i.e. Gingivitis. Other conditions that decrease platelet level or affect clotting system also can give you bleeding in the gum. Oral hygiene is important. See your dentist for dental/gum cleaning. However, if bleeding is excessive , you will need to see your primary doctor or perhaps a hematologist. ...Read more

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I sever from gum bleeding and sometimes swelling . What can I do to have a healthy gum .?

Cleaning ; hand work: Gum bleeding ; swelling are the result of dental plaque (bacteria) not being removed from the teeth/gums. First you need a professional teeth cleaning to remove tartar (calculus) which is sharp/irritating to the gums. Next comes dedicated work by you at home. This is done by proper brushing, flossing, and use of anti-bacterial mouth rinses. Your gums will bleed at first but will stop in few days. ...Read more

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What should I do about my gum bleeding?

What should I do about my gum bleeding?

Brush & Floss: Bleeding gums are usually a symptom of periodontal disease. The metabolic byproducts of the bacteria that organize on the teeth forming plaque, chemically irritate the supporting structure of the teeth (periodontium). This inflammatory response causes swelling and capillary fragility. Brushing and flossing tear the fragile tissue resulting in bleeding. See your dentist -. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden gum bleeding? Can it be because i recently started exercising intensely and eating more healthy ?

What can cause sudden gum bleeding? Can it be because i recently started exercising intensely and eating more healthy ?

See a dentist ASAP: If you experience bleeding gums when brushing, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be diagnosed professionally by a dentist. Do not delay, ...Read more

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What can I do about gum bleeding around one tooth?

What can I do about gum bleeding around one tooth?

Go to dentist...: It may be something simple about this tooth...It may be decay, a faulty filling or crown or you may have a pocket. You may also have something stuck below your gums too. Go to your dentist and with an exam and x-ray you problem should be solved. ...Read more

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What can I do for my two year old's bleeding gums?

What can I do for my two year old's bleeding gums?

Why&when it started?: The larger question is when it started and why. If the child is teething, the problem will resolve with time and good consistent gentle cleaning. Cold teething aids can help. If the gums are bleeding because of food and bacteria, then again, the answer is obvious. If the baby seems sick, different or has other bleeding issues, it's urgent to have the pediatrician evaluate. ...Read more

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I noticed bleeding gums when flossing, is this bad?

I noticed bleeding gums when flossing, is this bad?

Not good: Bleeding=inflammation. Question is, why? Incorrect flossing/brushing? Cavities? Calculus deposits? Cavities near gumline? Periodontal disease? As you can see, there are a number of possibilities, and that's why you need to be examined by a local dentist. ...Read more

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I am 15 weeks 5 days pregnant.I have gum bleeding .How to cure?

I am 15 weeks 5 days pregnant.I have gum bleeding .How to cure?

See a dentist: See your dentist. Your hormones change during pregnancy which make your gums very prone to bleeding if there is any thing irritating them. Brush and floss corectly and have your teeth cleaned by a professional. There is something called pregnancy gingivitis which is probably what you have. ...Read more

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I have bleeding gums but i eat fruits and vegetables i don't know why?

I have bleeding gums but i eat fruits and vegetables i don't know why?

Plaque Control: While you are to be congratulated for eating a "healthy diet", there are home care practices that are crucial to having excellent oral hygiene to eliminate bleeding gums. Meet with you dentist and/or dental hygienist to get proper instruction for toothbrushing and flossing. There are also dental rinses that can help reduce bleeding gums (aka gingivitis). Meet with your dentist soon! ...Read more

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Hi, I just want to know what causes bleeding gums, my 2yr old's gums are bleeding I'm so worried .plz help?

Hi, I just want to know what causes bleeding gums, my 2yr old's gums are bleeding I'm so worried .plz help?

See a pedodontist: Have your dentist look at it , or you can even go to a pediatric dentist to check cause of bleeding gums wether it's due to inflammation or decay , it needs to get diagnosed and treated .. ...Read more

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What causes gum bleeding?

What causes  gum bleeding?

Inflammation: Bleeding gums is most often from improper hygiene. When plaque bacteria are not completely cleaned from your teeth, the byproducts of their "living" on your teeth causes an inflammation in your gums and with inflammation comes increased blood flow. There are some systemic diseases that can cause bleeding gums as well, but it's usually dental plaque. Check with your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you treat bleeding gums?

Dental cleaning : A good cleaning and proper home care w/ brushing and flossing solves most bleeding problems. Rarely, certain hormonal conditions or medical conditions can cause this even w/ good home care.In these cases your m. D. Needs to work in consult w/your dentist. A periodontist is best to treat complex cases. ...Read more

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What could cause bleeding gums?

What could cause bleeding gums?

Periondontal disease: It is not normal to have bleeding gums. You should see your dentist and have him or her decide how to proceed with treatment. ...Read more

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What are bleeding gums a sign of?

What are bleeding gums a sign of?

Dental and systemic: Bleeding gums could be related to gum problems, but might also represent a platelet problem and would warrant a complete blood count if progressive or persistent. ...Read more

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How to control the bleeding gums?

How to control the bleeding gums?

Gingivitis: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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Can flossing be the cause of gum bleeding?

Can flossing be the cause of gum bleeding?

The OPPOSITE - TRUE!: Only for those that floss RELIGIOUSLY .....I mean- on Xmass and Easter....so , when you try to floss on a regular day- your gums will bleed ;-( Try to floss EVERY day for three weeks, bleeding shills subside or stop ...Read more

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What are the causes of children's bleeding gums?

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What are the causes of children's bleeding gums?

Poor oral hygiene: Poor oral hygiene effort (brushing and flossing) along with frequent occurence of food impaction areas(stainless steel crown margin, diastema and/or crowding) causing localized gingival inflammation. Most of these food impactions will result in cavities development and gingivitis but rarely lead to bone loss or periodontitis except in the case of ljp of which neutrophil function defect is found. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

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