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What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much from gingivitis?

What can I do to stop my gums from bleeding so much from gingivitis?

See a dentist: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can lead to the tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. John Francis
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Gingivitis (Definition)

Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more


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I have gingivitis, what can I do to stop my gums from bleeding during cleaning? Take aspirin

I have gingivitis, what can I do to stop my gums from bleeding during cleaning? Take aspirin

See below: Dr. Gordon gives great information in his answer. If you can stop the Aspirin for a week before the cleaning it would help. Only do so with the approval of your doctor. ...Read more

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Can u please tell me gingivitis medications to stop swelling and bleeding of gums ?

Can u please tell me gingivitis medications to stop swelling and bleeding of gums ?

See your dentist: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you already have, gum disease. The bacteria 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 professionally by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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I've had gingivitis for 5 months and my gums stopped bleeding about 2 or 3 months ago. will my gum tissue recover?

I've had gingivitis for 5 months and my gums stopped bleeding about 2 or 3 months ago. will my gum tissue recover?

Depends on you: Did you have adequate treatment or just let the problem go on its own? The bacterial disease is needing intervention by the dentist and home care following to not accelerate into periodontitis. ...Read more

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Is bleeding gums always a symptom of gingivitis?

Is bleeding gums always a symptom of gingivitis?

No: If you are causing excessive trauma to your gums then they will bleed. If your gums are bleeding with normal brushing and flossing then you have gingivitis. Get checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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Can gingivitis(gum bleeding) cause a bump to form on the gum jaw?

Can gingivitis(gum bleeding) cause a bump to form on the gum jaw?

Possibly: The bump could possibly be a parulis, which is essentially a pimple formed by pus trying to push through the gingiva and exit. Or the bump could be a range of other problems. Either way, it is important to not wait to see a dentist. A new bump is not normal, and it will likely not go away on its own, so there is little point in waiting it out. ...Read more

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Tender, bleeding gum for 6 days even by touching with tongue. What's the difference between symptoms of gingivitis and hiv that shows on gum ? Thanks

Tender, bleeding gum for 6 days even by touching with tongue. What's the difference between symptoms of gingivitis and hiv that shows on gum ? Thanks

ANUG and HIV: is the acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG), but with more intense bleeding and pain may be seen in necrotizing periodontitis in HIV/AIDS patient. Antimicrobial treatment is recommended. See oral pathologist for diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Are my bleeding gums a sign of poor dental care or gingivitis?

Are my bleeding gums a sign of poor dental care or gingivitis?

Most definitely: Yes. Inflamed gums bleed. Gingivitis is gum inflammation. Today non-surgical methods exist as we'll as laser assisted gum disease treatment. We use both in my office in smithtown, long island. ...Read more

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Most effective way to get rid of gum disease like gingivitis and removing sore bleeding gums?

Most effective way to get rid of gum disease like gingivitis and removing sore bleeding gums?

See a gum specialist: If your good habits at home, i.e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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