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Why Do I Bleed When I Brush My Teeth
Gum inflammation: Gums should not bleed unless there is 1)gum inflammation and brushing establish a drainage, 2)trauma to the gum using hard/medium bristle brush, 3)tooth or periodontal abscess 4)underlying gum disease that is needed to be treated. Normal healthy gum should not bleed. Check with your dentist. ...Read more
Gingivitis: Occasionally, gum may be inflamed due to local area of food impaction. This will cause occasional bleeding during brushing. It should not be permanent or chronic problem as bleeding tends to occur in the same area every time you brush. This means there may be an underlying cause. Diagnose and treat it with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Periodontal problem: Your gums are inflamed from improper or inadequate tooth brushing and flossing. It's like scrubbing your knee after you just fell and scraped it. See your dentist for a periodontal (gum) evaluation, cleaning and treatment if necessary. This is best to catch and treat in the early phases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many factors: There can be a number of factors that may be involved if your gums bleed when brushing. All the way from systemic disorders, to normal conditions like pregnancy to mechanically brushing too forcefully to a certain level of gum disease. Ask your general dentist to help you which is at play in your situation, he/she is the real expert and pro in this area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The gums on the bottom left side of my mouth hurt and bleed when i brush my teeth. Could it be some oral disease?
Doctor, my mouth always bleed when i brush my teeth, this situation have a long time, and appear cyst sometimes. What's problems in my mouth?
Gum disease: Any bleeding is the sign of infection or inflammation. It usually doesn't hurt, so many people disregard it. The incidence of a cyst would confirm the presence of infection. You can try and brush and floss perfectly, but there is some underlying disease that will have to be treated by a dentist or hygienist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irritation: Are you brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth? You maybe brushing to hard if so, also possible reaction to the tooth paste. ...Read more
Sign of infection: It is bad to have bleeding gums. Gums should not bleed while brushing or flossing. Bleeding means infection, either gingivitis or more serious periodontitis. Please see a dentist asap for an exam and cleaning. Make sure you are brushing and flossing at least twice a day.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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