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Are bleeding gums just for a few days a symptom of gum disease?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

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

In brief: Absolutely

Bleeding, swollen and throbbing gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, advanced gum disease.
Untreated gingivitis or tooth infection can lead to the bone graft loss and other health problems. See your dentist ASAP because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not, but...

You might have accidentally scraped your gums or had some food impacted between your teeth.
However, even if the bleeding stops, unless you have had a recent dental check-up, it would be a good idea to have it looked into just to be sure.

In brief: Probably not, but...

You might have accidentally scraped your gums or had some food impacted between your teeth.
However, even if the bleeding stops, unless you have had a recent dental check-up, it would be a good idea to have it looked into just to be sure.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ginivitis

Bleeding gums that stop bleeding may indicate that you have a mild case of gum disease known as gingivitis.
It is however possible to have more serious gum disease without spontaneous bleeding if you do not brush or floss. See a dentist to see what condition your gums are in since bleeding gums is a warning sign.

In brief: Ginivitis

Bleeding gums that stop bleeding may indicate that you have a mild case of gum disease known as gingivitis.
It is however possible to have more serious gum disease without spontaneous bleeding if you do not brush or floss. See a dentist to see what condition your gums are in since bleeding gums is a warning sign.
Dr. Meng Syn
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Often improper brushing can cause bleeding.
Brush downward on upper teeth and upward on lower teeth.

In brief: No

Often improper brushing can cause bleeding.
Brush downward on upper teeth and upward on lower teeth.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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