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Spitting Blood When Brushing Teeth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
No: How do you know the blood is not from the gums? Teeth don't usually bleed unless a big piece of a tooth comes out and the nerve is exposed. But that is rare and most people do have gingivitis, so ot's more likely to be from the gums. Unless you have stomach issues. That could also be a cause. Get evaluated by a dentist to determine the source. ...Read more
Gium disease: If you are bleeding after brushing or flossing most likely is due to gingivitis or periodontal disease. Plaque accumulates in areas you can't brush or floss well resulting in irritation to your gums just like a splinter embedded into your skin will do. Gums become"puffy" bleeding easily. Generally with a professional dental cleaning the problem will be corrected with improved home daily hygiene. ...Read more
Yes!: At least you have inflamed gums which is a sign of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease may affect seriously your general health. Se your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more
Spit out light color blood this morning after brushing teeth. It wasn't from teeth. Should I be concern?
Be concerned: Blood in the mouth is not normal. You probably have gingivitis which is bleeding and swollen gums. You may have periodontitis which is bone loss. You should see a dentist, preferably a periodontist. This may be able to be treated with a deep cleaning also called scaling and root planing. ...Read more
Gum Health: Usually but not always, when a person spits up flecks of blood after brushing their teeth, this could mean that a person is exhibiting signs of advancing gum disease. Visit your dentist for a diagnosis. If the blood is coming from somewhere else, you must visit your physician. ...Read more
Is it normal to spit red stuff in the morning when brushing teeth (dont know if its blood)? This barely happens. This someone has gum disease too.
Spit red stuff: No it is not normal to spit red stuff. You mentioned that this person has gum disease. The good news is that gum disease can be treated and we can save your teeth- See a dentist or gum specialist ASAP. That same bacteria that causes the red stuff can also cause heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more
Inflammation: Blood means inflammation and generally comes from periodontal inflammation. This ranges from simple gingivitis (gum inflammation) to more serious periodontitis (infected pockets below the gumline with gum and bone loss). See your dentists for helpful treatment and tips to get this under control. ...Read more
Can swishing hydrogen peroxide in your mouth, spitting it out and then brushing your teeth routinely, whiten your teeth?
Yes, but dangerous..: This technique can slightly whiten your teeth, but my concern is that use of high concentration hydrogen peroxide regularly around your mouth as a rinse can inadvertently kill off good bacteria. This can lead to fungal infections that could require treatment... Talk to your dentist about safer, simple alternatives to whiten your teeth... ...Read more
Unknown severe in the tooth flesh, no blood when brushing teeth but severe pain during and long time after. What's the cause of this?
Carious lesion: Sounds like you've got deep decay in one of your teeth. Please see a dentist real soon for treatment. ...Read more
Hit bottom gums while brushing teeth. They turned red and now it hurts to eat/touch. Gums taste like blood.
Bruised gums: You bruised your gums and may have scraped them causing some bleeding. ...Read more
After brushing teeth, gagged a little, coughed up bright red blood. Have had a cold. I don't believe it's gums. Should I be worry? First time ever.
If it doesn't: Happen again, don't worry. If it does, see Your Physician. ...Read more
A wound is left: Where the teeth were. Follow dentist's written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided you w gauze to apply pressure for bleeding/. ...Read more
14 days ago; wisdom teeth extracted. I'm afraid I dislodged the blood clot while brushing teeth. Bled and NOW feels empty at site. Risks? /Suggestions?
Two weeks: Two weeks post op you should be fine. I think your risks are minimal at this point, especially if you have no pain or swelling. If that concerned, you can always visit your oral surgeon for a quick look. ...Read more
Hi when I brush my teeth sometimes I'm seeing blood somewhere so what do I do for that is it normal to bleed when brushing your teeth sometimes.?
I have a dentist appointment today I want her to do root canal for broken tooth but for a week I have been spitting blood can she do root canal?
Hi, is it normal to be spitting blood after extraction of impacted wisdom tooth@cyst under general anesthetic 4days later, thanks x?
Depends...: It really depends how much blood. If it's just a small amount, it can appear to be a lot when it mixes with the saliva. It will generally be pinkish to red, but should not be a great amount. If your mouth is filling up with dark or bright red old and you cannot stop this with pressure you should be seen by your surgeon right away. ...Read more
Rinsing: Absolutely. It is an important adjunct to brushing. ...Read more
Canker Sores: Can be linked to problems with the body's immune defense system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. They usually heal without any treatment in about two weeks or so. In office treatment we use debacterol, a medication containing 50% sulfonated phenolics and 30% sulfuric acid. They heal in two days. Dr. Use only. ...Read more
Is it better to brush teeth after breakfast? Food tastes better with a clean mouth (after brushing teeth and clean tongue in AM). Thanks
I do both!: I agree with you! I like to brush my teeth first thing in the morning to get that "morning mouth" taste and feeling gone quickly. But you should brush and rinse after meals so that food particles don't remain on your teeth and gums to create plaque and tartar that builds up and leads to possible cavities. ...Read more
How can you get the benefits of Fluoride in toothpaste when brushing your teeth if you are rinsing mouth off with water immediately after brushing.
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 more
Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?
What is a small wart looking growth on the roof of the mouth, and the mouth bleeds when brushing teeth from the roof area?
Get it checked: Get it checked. There are wart like lesions that grow in the mouth but it should not be bleeding. The general dentist or an oral surgeon can advise you what to do. ...Read more
What causes mouth sores or kanker sores? Is it caused by bacteria in your mouth, food you've eaten or by simply not brushing your teeth?
Stress: Canker sores are associated with stress and sometimes having dental treatment done (also stressful for many patients). The condition behaves like a virus, however we do not know which one yet. The condition is self limiting and lasts 7-10 days. I have found that lasers help reduce pain and speed up healing. I have used both diode and er:yag lasers to treat canker sores. Zylactin-b is also good. ...Read more
If you have a yeast overgrowth in the mouth or thrush, can it get into the bloodstream if your gums bleed while brushing your teeth?
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