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Upper Gums Suddenly Bleeding Around Every Tooth When I Brush
The gums on front tooth has been painful&bleeding during brushing. The gum on the tooth seem to be going back. Does it go back normal.?
I have no health insurance, so I can't afford much. My gums've been bleeding heavily for about the last 6-8mths, no matter how offten I brush. Then about 4 days ago I noticed a dark colored spot right above my front tooth on my gumline. How can I tell if
See a dentist: You seem to be suffering from advance periodontitis. Without dental treatment you will lose all your teeth. After a proper exam and diagnosis of your condition, the normal rout to treat gum disease is root planing and periodontal maintenance every 3 to 4 months depending you condition and home care. Even with treatment, it is an uphill battle. Find a way to see a dentist or periodontist for help! ...Read more
I have bleeding gums every morning I brush my teeth Is it HIV INFECTION OR I NEED VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS TO BE ABLE TO STOP THE BLEEDING? Please help.
Need dental exam: To get your answer you will need a dental exam ...Read more
Every time I brush my teeth my gums bleed there a bit puffy too. Is there anything I can use to remove this?
You have signs of: Gum disease. It may be the early stage known as gingivitis or the more serious and andvanced form known as periodontitis. It is best to consult your own dentist or a periodontist in order to determine the extent of this problem and how best to first treat and then prevent or manage it. Regardless, start brushing and flossing properly after meals. Even if the bleeding stops, get evaluated! ...Read more
My gums bleed every time I brush my teeth even though I have been flossing. What do you think I should do?
See A Dentist: Bleeding gums with daily brushing suggests something is wrong. A periodontal problem would be on the list of possible causes. Other possible causes could be related to overzealous and/or improper brushing/flossing, a systemic problem along with any medications that could prolong bleeding. A visit with your dentist would be highly recommended. ...Read more
My gums bleed every single time I brush my teeth. It has been doing that for years. I'm 19 years old. Is that bad? What should I do?
How can I have gum disease? At my appointment yesterday, my dentist told me that I have gum disease and need to take better care of my teeth. I brush and floss every day, and my gums don't bleed when I floss. Could I somehow still have gum disease? .
My teeth bleeding. Some times. Eating, brushing time. For few months. ... Please help me. ..My gum sweling some times. ..
Gum Disease likely: The most likely cause of bleeding gums is poor oral hygiene which results in inflammation and infection to the gums and supporting tissues of your teeth. The longer it persists, the more damage and the harder to treat back to a healthy state. There are also, although less likely, medical reasons for bleeding gums. See a general dentist or periodontist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Electric tooth brush, or any kind of tooth brush as long as it has soft bristle, will not traumatize your gum nor your tooth/teeth. In fact, when gum bleeds or swollen, you should brush more in the area to eliminate the bleeding and reduce the swelling. Brushing will establish drainage of the localized infection and start the healing process. ...Read more
Why 3 times?: Unless there is any problem, you should not need to brush 3 times a day. In fact, there is no research confirming 3 or even 2 times a day! Good oral hygiene involved good mechanical brushing and flossing. If your gum is bleeding after brushing, especially 3 times a day, you may have an underlying periodontal disease. Check with your dentist/periodontist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Brush/Floss/Care: You need to see a dentist for an evaluation. You may need care to get you started. If you have deposits only professional care can remove them. They can also help determine the best home care regimen for you. ...Read more
No, gingivitis: 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
Fear: You are fearful that if you are not brushing very hard your teeth are not clean and you will loose them. That cannot be further from the truth. Brushing and flossing your teeth correctly will maintain their health and not cause damage. Excessive brushing can cause irritation, recession, abrasions, and bone loss. See a therapist if this phobia is something that you cannot overcome on your own. ...Read more
Too many: Bleeding gums are a symptom of many things besides poor oral hygiene or a tooth infection. Two other common reason for someone your age are erupting wisdom teeth or a vitamin deficiency. I have too often seen young adults first or second year from home not eating right. This will show up in the gums. ...Read more
I brushed my teeth last night and this morning my gums started bleeding. Never happened before, why?
Many reasons possibl:
What causes gums to bleed?
Irritants, a new toothbrush, an old worn toothbrush, brushing too hard, the presence of plaque not removed before, some medications, sharp foods like chips
give it a couple days to heal and if the tissue was really healthy before it will go back to health. ...Read more
Some of my gums do bleed when I brush. Is there anything I can do about it? And also, can root canal be done on these tooth?
See your dentist: Healthy tissue (gums) do not bleed unless cut. You most likely have a gum infection which must be properly diagnosed and correct therapy prescribed. Nutrition plays a big role in gum health. Root canals... a completely different matter. Why would you be considering this? ...Read more
Bleeding gums: The most common cause of bleeding gums is the result of poor oral hygiene. When was you last dental checkup and cleaning? And do you always brush and floss for 2 minutes after eating? Step one would be to see your dentist for an evaluation. In the early phases of gums disease (gingivitis) a good professional cleaning and followed up proper oral hygiene will remedy the situation. ...Read more
What is still left?: If you are brushing and flossing regularly, either you are doing it too hard, or there is tartar left that you're not able to clean out. Soft tartar (plaque) can be removed by brushing abnd flossing, but hard tartar (calculus) needs to be removed by a dentist or hygienist. Is there hard tartar that you can't see or reach, or is there soft tartar that you're missing? ...Read more
Had a really bad toothache this morning. I brushed my teeth (not hard). When went to floss I had a lump on gums and it bleeding what's wrong?
Possibly an abscess.: There are a number of different conditions that could cause your symptoms, but it is important you get in to see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If it is from a bacterial infection it needs to be addressed quickly. ...Read more
When I brush my teeth my gum top and bottom bleed I have switched tooth brushed to a soft brissled toothbrush. I don't bush hard. What could it be?
Need a cleaning: If it has been a long time since you had your teeth cleaned, there may be tartar and calculus below your gumline. This can cause inflammation and make your gums bleed very easily, even with a soft toothbrush. The problem will get better when it is removed, but you will need to see a dentist. Schedule an appointment to have them take a look. ...Read more
I was brushing my teeth this morning not ruff at all but my gums won't stop bleeding please help because my husband loves to kiss HIV risk please help?
Yes: Bleeding gums are not healthy and you should be concerned about this. The bleeding is caused by bacteria and the toxins the bacteria produce. They will destroy your gum tissue and if bad enough the bone supporting your teeth will be destroyed. You should see a dentist and have your teeth cleaned. Meanwhile make sure you are brushing and flossing at least twice a day. ...Read more
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