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Spontaneous Bleeding Od Gum Tissue While On Plavix
Pt. F/68 with bleeding gum after dental cleaning. It's been bleeding for 17hours. She's on plavix, monopril (fosinopril) anddigoxin.
Bleeding gums: Plavix (clopidogrel) will increase the chance of bleeding following surgical procedures and deep cleanings. Since we cannot know her full medical and dental history as well as periodontal condition (bone loss, pocketing, etc) we can't really comment beyond that. She should notify the dentist who actually treated her for advice. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
I've had gingivitis for 5 months and my gums stopped bleeding about 2 or 3 months ago. Will my gum tissue recover?
Spontaneous bleed: A spontaneous bleed is one that occurs without overt trauma to an area and no reason otherwise for bleeding to predictably occur. ...Read more
Need more: This question is pretty vague. More information would be pretty important here as "excessive vaginal bleeding" can be anything from an unusually-heavy period to heaving bleeding while pregnant (a true emergency). Please give us more so we can help you better. At a minimum, we need to know if you are pregnant or not and if this is just heavy menstrual bleeding or something else. ...Read more
Should stop or ....: The bleeding should stop within a few minutes on its own. If not you should see a dentist. Even if it stops then, your teeth, gums and mouth should be evaluated by a dentist as there ate many things that could be broken or damaged that you might not be aware of. ...Read more
Lack of bleeding does not mean your gums are completely healthy. You may have chronic gum problems that don't manifest as bleeding.
You should see your dentist for a complete evaluation of your teeth and gums to know for sure. ...Read more
See a dentist.: If your gums are bleeding, you are most likely dealing with a form of gum disease. You need to see a dentist to bring this under control or you risk tooth loss and also you are at greater risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, certain cancers and other very serious problems! ...Read more
Infection or trauma : A visit to the dentist is needed to determine tha cause of the bleeding gums. ...Read more
First step: Treat the cause, not symptom. Diagnosis of gum disease must identified the cause. These causes must be treated. Scale and polish only the first step of treatment. Occlusal factors must be address. Follow up with selective scaling and root planning must occur. Host reaction must be explored. These are the reasons why the treatment is termed "periodontal therapy", not just a procedure. ...Read more
Stillman cleft: Improper flossing technique will produce a v cut straight down on top of the interproximal gingiva, causing injury and pain to the area. Make sure you hug the floss to the side of the tooth prior to go down subgingival to avoid injure the gum. Keep the area clean with good brushing and the cleft will heal within days. ...Read more
Infection: Most probably cause of symptoms you describe is gum infection, Periodontal Disease. Very small chance that it could be caused or exacerbated by other problems such as diabetes, leukemia, etc. You need hands-on treatment immediately. Please see a General Dentist or preferably a gum specialist, a Periodontist, for appropriate diagnosis and care. ...Read more
Infection: Gum disease is caused by bacteria. Many factors exacerbate gum disease, most notably diabetes. It is eminently treatable. With your medical history I would strongly suggest that you ask your dentist for the name of the best periodontist (gum/bone specialist) in your area. A periodontist will work with you and your dentist to bring your gum disease under control. ...Read more
Hi, I just want to know what causes bleeding gums, my 2yr old's gums are bleeding I'm so worried.plz help?
See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria, along with mucus 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
NO: Hiv causes immune deficiency and actually since the body lacking the immune cells, the host reaction is less. There will be bleeding gum with minimal inflammation but severe bone loss. Thus, the destruction comes with fewer signs and symptom. Linear erythema, a red line along the gingival crest, occurs with less plaque and calculus deposition. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more
Poor oral hygiene: Most commonly, the answer is inadequate oral hygiene. The plaque/bacteria accumulate on your teeth and under the gums and causes an infection called gingivitis, and in more advanced stages, periodontitis. This can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Go see your dentist today. ...Read more
HIV & Bleeding gums: Hiv is transmitted through blood. If the gums are bleeding there is a chance that the virus could get passed to another person through the blood from the gums. The blood would have to go into an open wound or some other area where there is a chance for absorption. It is highly unlikely that it would happen, but it is possible. ...Read more
See your dentist: Swollen, bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. That is sufficient reason for you to make an appointment to see your dentist, undergo a complete evaluation and get a diagnosis. Then you can set about to solve your bleeding and swollen gum problem! Don't delay, your teeth and health hang in the balance! ...Read more
Brush, brush, brush: Brushing bleeding gums will establish the drainage and improve the color of the gum and alleviate or stop the bleeding. However, bleeding is only a sign of inflammation. You must treat the cause, i. E, food impaction, malocclusion, dental or periodontal abscess, gingivitis/periodontitis. Check with your dentist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Bleeding Gums: Yes. Your dentist should be able to determine this on examination of your mouth. ...Read more
Visit a dentist: Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to the gap between the teeth, tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more
See a dentist: Evan mildly bleeding gums with brushing can indicate a disease call periodontitis, which left untreated can lead to tooth loss. It may be other things as well, but gum disease is by far the most common. I would recommend seeing a dentist as it will probably get worse until you do. ...Read more
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