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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...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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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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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?

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?

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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Hey what can I use to stop bleeding gums?

Hey what can I use to stop bleeding gums?

More info needed: Bleeding gums are usually associated with gingivitis, from not flossing teeth. Bleeding gums can sometimes be associated with a blood problem or a nutritional problem. At any rate you need to be seen by your physician or dentist to clarify what is going on. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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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


Dr. Olav Jaren
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more