sensitive gums

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Bleeding gums can be a sign that a person is at risk for, or already has, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia, or bleeding and platelet disorders.
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Dr. David D. May answered:

What is good for sensitive gums?

Saltwater

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I would try a saltwater rinse. If the gums are not soothed by this go to your dentist.
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How do I care for sensitive gums?

See a dentist

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Your dentist will examine your gums and teeth. When was your last dental cleaning? If it has been a while, you may have calculus under your gums, this can only be removed by a dental professional. Many times people think it's their gums, but they have recession and the tooth is actually what is sensitive. Best to see a dentist to figure out what is happening and to give you an accurate diagnosis.
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Dr. Dale Rottman answered:

Are sensitive gums caused by aging?

Not necessarily

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Sensitive gums are more likely to be caused by inflamation which is a sign of infection and gum disease. Sensitive gums are a warning sign. Consult your dentist
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Dr. Reid L. Winick answered:

How should I relieve sensitive gums?

Proper cleaning

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Dental visit is important to rule out if their is an infection in the gums or tooth. If gums warm salt water is helpful. A water pik is helpful, also.
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Is there a way to fix sensitive gums?

Improved oral

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Hygiene. Invest in And use an electric toothbrush (Braun Oral B Triumph and a waterpik WP-100). It will be one of the best investments you can make. Rest assured it is not An Overnight cure but it a means to an end - and that end us Healthy teeth and gums. Good luck.
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Dr. Seth A. Rosen answered:

How do I treat peeling/sensitive gums?

Not normal

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Peeling and very sensitive gums is not normal. Often this is a sign of gum disease, you should see your dentist to get this taken care of right away. If left untreated it will only get worse and you risk losing all your teeth.
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Dr. Saleh Elahwal answered:

What to do if you have sensitive gums?

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Do you mean your gums bleeds easily when using the tooth brush to brush your teeth.If this the case ,you probably having some sort of gingivitis which is the inflammation of the gum due to the presence of a biofilm on your teeth or what we call it Dental plaque .And if it is not treated at early stage it could advance to periodontitis or the inflammation of the periodontium .
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Dr. John DeWolf answered:

What can I do if I have sensitive gums?

Oral hygiene

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Make sure you are properly brushing and cleaning inter-dentally. If you are over or under doing it you could have sensitivity. Electric toothbrushes can be helpful for thorough and non-traumatic cleaning. If there is bleeding in your gums and it's been awhile since you've had a professional cleaning, it's time to get that done
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Can strep cause swollen sensitive gums?

Strep infection

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A strep infection can affect any part of the body. Rarely if ever have I personally seen a strep infection of the gums. If you have a strep infection, your doctor should have you on the appropriate antibiotic. If your gums remain swollen and sensitive after resolution of the strep infection, see your dentist. It wouldn't be a bad idea to see your dentist anyway in case you have some dental problem
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Dr. James A. Beck answered:

How can I get help for my sensitive gums?

See a dentist

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See your dentist. The dentist will do a thorough exam to determine the cause of your sensitive gums. The issues you are having sounds like gingivitis or more advanced periodontitis. The dentist along with the hygienist can treat these gum issues for you.
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