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Dr. Seth Rosen
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Sensitive Gums (Definition)

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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What could cause sensitive gums two months after a root canal?

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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Dr. Seth Rosen
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Sensitive Gums (Definition)

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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Does having sensitive gums mean I have unhealthy gums or just need a softer toothbrush?

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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Gum Disease (Tip)

Gum Disease

It is not normal for your gums to bleed as you get older. Healthy gums do not bleed ...See more

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Is there a way to treat super sensitive gums?

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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What can I do if I have sensitive gums?

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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Gum Disease (Tip)

Gum Disease

People who floss and care for their gums live on average 7 years longer. ...See more

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What to do if you have sensitive gums?

Sensitive gums`: 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 ...Read more

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How can I get help for my sensitive gums?

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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Gum Disease (Tip)

It is not normal to bleed in any part of your body, including your gums! ...See more

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Are sensitive gums caused by aging?

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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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


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