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Lupus Cause Bleeding Gums When Brushing
NO: A little gum bleeding during flossing may indicate improper flossing technique. Floss cuts into the gum and causes an injury which termed stillman cleft. Press the floss to either side of the teeth prior to moving down the gum between teeth. Occasionally, gum bleeds due to food or lodging between teeth obstructed the flow of crevicular fluid. Flossing induces bleeding which improves drainage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
New rec gums 2 lower teeth. h/o healthy teeth but always aggressive/hard when brushing. No bleed/other symp. Gingivitis, gum disease or from brushing?
All of the above: While periodontal or gum disease is the main cause of gum recession, aggressive tooth brushing can contribute. As I understand it, gingivitis is a milder form of gum disease, but the more severe periodontitis is a serious gum infection damaging the soft tissue & destroying the bone that supports your teeth. Receding gums are symptoms of both. Follow your dentist's guidelines for prevention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gum problems: gum bleeding but no tartar nor any swelling. Also no bleeding while brushing. What is going on?
Probalbly not: Brushing your teeth too hard especially not using a soft toothbrush could cause your gums to recede. A study in 2010 found that poor oral hygiene is associated with an increased risk of other heart problems such as heart attack or stroke. “these findings contribute to the understanding of the relationship of gum disease with heart disease. Definitely brush your teeth but do not be too aggressive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very sore upper right gum and bleeding when brushed and now also affecting other gums. Normally very good brushing. Gum disease? If so, treatment?
Hard to say: Periodontal disease needs to be diagnosed with an examination and radiographs, which cannot be accomplished over the internet. If it has been more than six months since your last dental exam and professional cleaning, it's time to make an appointment. Brushing and flossing diligently is not a substitute for professional care. Make the call... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing sensitive gums, receding gums and toothache while biting. The following also describes me: Bleeding gums. Light pink in colour help?
Bleeding gums due to cirrhosis, would they bleed a lot and persistently? Or could cirrhosis cause very light gum bleeds with small traces in spit?
Gingivitis: Bleeding gums is the first sign of gum disease, at your age most likely treatable and reversible gingivitis. This is treated with regular dental visits and teeth cleaning, good brushing and flossing, diet low in sugars. When was the last time you had your teeth cleaned? Start with a dental appointment. Your awareness of this problem will go a long way in treating this disease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Please help. Twice in two weeks pink blood was present in teeth while brushing. Nose gums or teeth were not bleeding. Could this be lung cancer? Clot?
Minor gum problem: This isn't how cancer or serious thrombosis presents, period. Get with your dentist and talk about a cleaning / preserving your gum health. You may just have flossed too hard, or have gotten a bit of gumline inflammation as happens if there's some plaque in the sulcus. ...Read more
Canker sores : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gums red swollen bleed w waterpik/brush and DONT hurt. Periodontist thinks its sensitivity to acidic food. What is best care for gums when irritated?
Red swollen gums: You haven't said how long and how often this has been occurring. If you do not have a periodontal infection, then you may have a medical problem. Possibilities include viral infection, fungal infection, systemic illness. You may want to seek a second dental opinion, and have a thorough medical examination, especially if the bleeding gums is a long-standing condition. ...Read more
The answer is no: While there is mounting evidence for an association with periodontal disease and inflammation of coronary vessels (atherosclerotic heart disease, the most common form of heart disease), there is actually no evidence that it causes this form of heart disease. Too many people confuse association with cause. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can severe gum inflammation gums that need professionally cleaning cause ongoing acid reflux? I'm on ranitidine again
The reverse is it: Severe gum inflammation , mostly on the lingual, the inside of the mouth, can be associated with reflux. So, you need a cleaning from a dentist who knows the condition and sequelae . Even cleaning on your own has to be more thorough . you need to rinse with water after a reflux. Try plain baking soda or a baking soda toothpaste to diminish the acid from the reflux. See a dentist soon !! ...Read more
Yes: Aggressive brushing and flossing can damage the thin gum tissue causing it to break down. The improper mechanical use of the toothbrush is a key cause for gum recession. Increased pressure on the toothbrush or dental floss will only harm gingival tissue without increasing the cleaning action of brushing or flossing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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