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What are bleeding gums a sign of?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dental and systemic

Bleeding gums could be related to gum problems, but might also represent a platelet problem and would warrant a complete blood count if progressive or persistent.

In brief: Dental and systemic

Bleeding gums could be related to gum problems, but might also represent a platelet problem and would warrant a complete blood count if progressive or persistent.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Gingivitis is a common cause of gum bleeding, persistent bleeding could be a sign of leukemia, bleeding disorders like hemophilia, Vitamin C deficiency and Vitamin K deficiency, excessive use of Aspirin or incorrect dosing of blood thinners like Coumadin.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gingivitis.

Gingivitis is the most common cause.
Brush more frequently, remove plaque and tarter build up, and use a mouthwash. Gargling with a dilute hydrogen peroxide solution can help. If problems continue, you made antimocrobial rx, usually doxycycline, and therefore see a dentist.

In brief: Gingivitis.

Gingivitis is the most common cause.
Brush more frequently, remove plaque and tarter build up, and use a mouthwash. Gargling with a dilute hydrogen peroxide solution can help. If problems continue, you made antimocrobial rx, usually doxycycline, and therefore see a dentist.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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In brief: Inflammation !

If your gums are bleeding, they are inflamed.
Long term inflammation results in periodontitis. Have yourself examined.

In brief: Inflammation !

If your gums are bleeding, they are inflamed.
Long term inflammation results in periodontitis. Have yourself examined.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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In brief: Infection

Your body is telling you that bacteria have invaded your gums around your teeth.
Redness and swelling that happens as you battle this infection causes bleeding. See your dental hygienist for a complete evaluation.

In brief: Infection

Your body is telling you that bacteria have invaded your gums around your teeth.
Redness and swelling that happens as you battle this infection causes bleeding. See your dental hygienist for a complete evaluation.
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
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