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What Can I Do To Stop My Gums From Bleeding So Much
Keep them clean!: 1: floss your teeth every day at bedtime--more often wont hurt. 2: brush your teeth after every meal. 3: listerine helps kill germs in plaque. 4: don't smoke. 5: see your dentist for regular professional hygiene care and check-ups and to identify early stages of gum disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Determine cause: There are many causes that contribute to your symptoms. Your gums are inflamed. Why? Hard to tell over the internet. Make an appointment with a local dentist to be evaluated. You may have periodontal problems. ...Read more
Depends : If you just had the tooth extracted, you should only bite on gauze for about an hour. If you keep gauze in your mouth longer, you may pull out your blood clot. You can also bite on a wet tea bag for ten minutes. The tannic acid will help clot the blood. Do not suck on anything, smoke or spit for 24 hours. If you continue to bleed, contact your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tea bag: If it's just the extraction area, first of all, it it is serious bleeding, get back to the dentist that pulled the tooth. If you think it is more minor, applying firm pressure over the site with a moist tea bag, for 30 minutes, has been a home-remedy for years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Determine Cause: You may have gum disease. Can't tell over the internet. Are you on anticoagulants? Those meds may also be a contributing factor. Your best bet is to have a local dentist examine you. With radiographs, s/he can advise you what the problem is and how to treat it. Failure to treat gum disease usually results in loss of the teeth. ...Read more
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