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Dr. Eric Linden
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Sensitive Gums (Overview)

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.


Dr. Peter Karsant
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What could cause sensitive gums two months after a root canal?

Dr. Peter Karsant
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What could cause sensitive gums two months after a root canal?

Root Canal: If the rct was uneventful then the sensitive gums are most probably due to recession of the tissue exposing root surface that can be very sensitive. If it feels like pressure is building up or the gum tissue under the rct tooth is sensitive to biting or touch then you need to see the treating dentist to evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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Sensitive Gums (Overview)

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.


Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Board Certified, Endodontics
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Does having sensitive gums mean I have unhealthy gums or just need a softer toothbrush?

Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Board Certified, Endodontics
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Does having sensitive gums mean I have unhealthy gums or just need a softer toothbrush?

Maybe both: Gums should be firm and pink in color. A soft toothbrush cleans teeth well and stimulates and massages your gums at the same time. So a soft toothbrush andfirm pink gums are normal, healthy. If not see a dentist! ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Linden
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Is there a way to treat super sensitive gums?

Dr. Eric Linden
Board Certified, Periodontics
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Yes..: You need to be seen by a qualified laser periodontist. There is usually a reason for "sensitive gums". Do they bleed? Are they receded? Are your teeth mobile? Do you have bone loss? As you can see a consultation is necessary to give you the correct course of treatment for your gum complaints. ...Read more

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Dr. John DeWolf
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What can I do if I have sensitive gums?

Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Oral hygiene: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Board Certified, Dentistry
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What to do if you have sensitive gums?

Dr. John Van der Werff
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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Sensitive to ?: It could be a number of things like gum disease or a cold sore. I would suggest seeing a dentist for an evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. James Beck
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How can I get help for my sensitive gums?

Dr. James Beck
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How can I get help for my sensitive gums?

See a dentist: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. John DeWolf
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What can I do if I have sensitive gums?

Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Oral hygiene: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Rottman
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Are sensitive gums caused by aging?

Dr. Dale Rottman
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Are sensitive gums caused by aging?

Not necessarily: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. James Beck
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How can I get help for my sensitive gums?

Dr. James Beck
Board Certified, Dentistry
6 years in practice
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See a dentist: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Is there a way to fix sensitive gums?

Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
Board Certified, Dentistry
26 years in practice
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Is there a way to fix sensitive gums?

Improved oral: 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. ...Read more

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