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Why Do I Bleed When I Brush My Teeth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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 5 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
Gingivitis or worse?: Bleeding gums are usually caused by some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Early stage is called gingivits while this can progress to a more serious form known as periodontitis. There are other causes. See your own dentist for an evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What could be causing my teeth to be bleeding? They only bleed when i brush them rigorously and there is no toothache or anthing.
Could be minor: You may well brush often, but do you brush often very well. Just missing an area or being less effective in technique can lead to minor inflammation of your gums. If you then brush hard (rigorously as you put it) may be more irritant than cleansing and hence the bleeding. Review with dentist or hygienist and adjust your techniques of brushing and flossing. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Age 43: Most likely periodontal disease. This dental problem involves your gums & bone support. If you teeth hurt too, then you typically have gum line recession thereby exposing the root surfaces of your teeth which have nerve endings. See a dentist for evaluation and treatment -- consider:perioprotect -- a non-invasive treatment for gum line problems. www.perioprotect.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Your gums bleed because there is an infection in your gum tissue. Gingivitis can easily treated by seeing a dentist. If untreated this can cause you to loose bone support around your teeth and loosening teeth. The toxins can also get i to your bloodstream and effect your heart and the rest of your body. See a dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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