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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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What could be a cause of gum bleeding and how could it be stopped?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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What could be a cause of gum bleeding and how could it be stopped?

Inflammation: Inflammation is the cause of bleeding gums. What exactly is causing your gums to be inflamed can be determined after a thorough exam with radiographs and a full medical history. Call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


Dr. Randolph Todd
Board Certified, Endodontics
39 years in practice
455K people helped
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What should I do about my gum bleeding?

Dr. Randolph Todd
Board Certified, Endodontics
39 years in practice
455K people helped
What should I do about my gum bleeding?

Brush & Floss: Bleeding gums are usually a symptom of periodontal disease. The metabolic byproducts of the bacteria that organize on the teeth forming plaque, chemically irritate the supporting structure of the teeth (periodontium). This inflammatory response causes swelling and capillary fragility. Brushing and flossing tear the fragile tissue resulting in bleeding. See your dentist -. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
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What can cause gum bleeding?

Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
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What can cause gum bleeding?

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

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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What can cause sudden gum bleeding? Can it be because i recently started exercising intensely and eating more healthy ?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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What can cause sudden gum bleeding? Can it be because i recently started exercising intensely and eating more healthy ?

See a dentist ASAP: If you experience bleeding gums when brushing, it may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. Gingivitis is a serious problem, which should be diagnosed professionally by a dentist. Do not delay, ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Grimm
Board Certified, Dentistry
20 years in practice
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What causes gum bleeding?

Dr. Keith Grimm
Board Certified, Dentistry
20 years in practice
168K people helped

Inflammation: Bleeding gums is most often from improper hygiene. When plaque bacteria are not completely cleaned from your teeth, the byproducts of their "living" on your teeth causes an inflammation in your gums and with inflammation comes increased blood flow. There are some systemic diseases that can cause bleeding gums as well, but it's usually dental plaque. Check with your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Amber Patel
Board Certified, Dentistry
8 years in practice
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What is good product gum bleeding thoothpaste ?

Dr. Amber Patel
Board Certified, Dentistry
8 years in practice
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What is good product gum bleeding thoothpaste ?

Gums bleeding: There is no gum bleeding toothpaste. See a dentist asap for a periodontal evaluation. Bleeding gums is a sign that you may have a periodontal infection. This is only treatable by a professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Board Certified, Dentistry
37 years in practice
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Gum bleeding. Waiting for appt for about a week and a half now?

Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Board Certified, Dentistry
37 years in practice
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Gum bleeding. Waiting for appt for about a week and a half now?

Possible Gingivitis : Bleeding gums is mostly caused by plaque or tar accumulation which can be removed by a professional dental cleaning (every 3 to 6 months) and prevented by improving home oral hygiene. Faulty restorations/ fillings/ crowns can irritate the gums. Diet also can play a role. Certain medications and during pregnancy (hormone changes in the body) can also result in bleeding and enlarged gums. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Board Certified, Dentistry
19 years in practice
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I sever from gum bleeding and sometimes swelling . What can I do to have a healthy gum .?

Dr. Jeffrey Yost
Board Certified, Dentistry
19 years in practice
115K people helped

Cleaning ; hand work: Gum bleeding ; swelling are the result of dental plaque (bacteria) not being removed from the teeth/gums. First you need a professional teeth cleaning to remove tartar (calculus) which is sharp/irritating to the gums. Next comes dedicated work by you at home. This is done by proper brushing, flossing, and use of anti-bacterial mouth rinses. Your gums will bleed at first but will stop in few days. ...Read more

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Dr. Debi Williams
Board Certified, Dentistry
21 years in practice
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What should you do to stop gum bleeding when flossing ?

Dr. Debi Williams
Board Certified, Dentistry
21 years in practice
595K people helped
What should you do to stop gum bleeding when flossing ?

A few days but....: Don't 'pop' the floss between your teeth and hitting the gums. Gently see-saw the floss between your teeth slowly. Once you get between the teeth gently go under the gumline to remove any plaque. I like to floss after brushing before rinsing to help push the toothpaste chemicals between the teeth. You can also rinse with warm salt water to help sore gums and keep current with your dental exams. ...Read more

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Dr. Greg Rubin
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
261K people helped
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Can flossing be the cause of gum bleeding?

Dr. Greg Rubin
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
261K people helped
Can flossing be the cause of gum bleeding?

The OPPOSITE - TRUE!: Only for those that floss RELIGIOUSLY .....I mean- on Xmass and Easter....so , when you try to floss on a regular day- your gums will bleed ;-( Try to floss EVERY day for three weeks, bleeding shills subside or stop ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Gum Bleeding (Definition)

Gum bleeding is a clinical condition in which the gums bleed easily with only slight trauma, including teeth brushing. This is common with poor dental care ...Read more


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