While I floss my teeth it hurts really bad and my gums start to bleed?

Previously answered. First see dentist and dental hygienist. Then floss properly and regularly., and the problem will go, away.
Haven't been regular. It may be that you are using the wrong floss (too thin or sharp), flossing incorrectly (r u flossing down each side of the tooth, and not in the middle). But most common cause flossing leading to discomfort, pain and bleeding is doing it sporadically. Doofus it once every 1-2 days, ask dental hygienist about what floss to use and correct method of flossing....Voila, all your flossing are gone.

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I floss regularly and floss many times throughout the day out if habit. Could this be bad for my teeth and gums though, although my gums never bleed.

You should be fine.. Flossing is not abrasive and does not use any harsh products. Done correctly, you will not be damaging your gums. Flossing will go a very long way in keeping your contacts points cavity free and your gums healthy, as evidenced by you inflammation free mouth! Read more...

Is it normal to bleed from my gums while im flossing my teeth?

Bleeding from gums. No it is not at all normal, you need to see your dentist you may have gum disease and have it taken care of before it gets worse. Read more...
No. Bleeding gums is a sign of gum inflammation. Normal, healthy gums will not bleed when you floss your teeth. I would recommend that you see your dentist for an accurate assessment of your periodontal health and any associated treatment and/or home care recommendations. Read more...
No. Is it normal for your fingernails to bleed? If they did it would mean they were injured, the same is true for your gums, they are either injured or infected. Read more...

I sometimes get bleeding in the gums when flossing even though I take good care of my teeth. What else do I need to do?

Bleeding gums. If you have healthy gum tissues, bleeding after flossing may indicate that you are flossing to hard. If you have gum problems, it may indicate localized infection and/or inflammation. Best to ask your dentist or dental hygienist at your next visit. If you know you are in good oral health, than it's probably an indication that you are being too rough to the gum tissues. Read more...
Periodontitis. Gingivitis is the beginning stages, and by definition, your gums are inflamed, and you might see them bleed when you brush and floss. If this is left untreated, then the infection moves deeper into the jaw, and it progresses to the more severe, periodontal disease. Please see your dentist. Read more...
Bleeding gums. Certain medications or mouth breathing can cause bleeding. Increasing your Vitamin C can help strengthen your blood vessel walls and limit bleeding. Adding more fruits and vegetables is also good. Rinsing with salt water can help "toughen" up the gums. Finally, a product from REXALL called Orarex toothpaste is specifically designed for bleeding gums and works well. Read more...
Variable bleeding. This is something that can only be diagnosed by seeing your General Dentist or a Periodontist when you have the bleeding gums. It is not uncommon to miss areas here and there over time which results in gum inflammation and bleeding, only to resolve once you take better care of those areas with better brushing and flossing. If it doesn't resolve within a few days, see your dentist. Read more...

My gums bleed every time I brush my teeth even though I have been flossing. What do you think I should do?

Hmmm. Do you go to the dentisit regularly? Most liekly you have gingivitis or periodontitis but it can be a sign of systemic diisease. Therefore, have your dentist determine if your have periodontitis and if not get to your md for a blood test. Read more...
See A Dentist. Bleeding gums with daily brushing suggests something is wrong. A periodontal problem would be on the list of possible causes. Other possible causes could be related to overzealous and/or improper brushing/flossing, a systemic problem along with any medications that could prolong bleeding. A visit with your dentist would be highly recommended. Read more...

Haven't brushed my teeth in a while. I tend to notice that my gums bleed almost everytime I floss! What does this mean?

Inflammation. When you don't take care of your teeth, plaque and tartar accumulate on them. These deposits are loaded with bacteria that cause cavities, inflammation and bleeding in your gum tissue, and destroy the bone and supporting structures around your teeth. Go to a dentist and have your teeth scaled clean, then start brushing and flossing regularly. Until then, expect more bleeding. Read more...
Inflammation. It means that you haven't been cleaning your teeth properly. So get to it, brush and floss routinely, and see a dentist for evaluation if bleeding continues. Read more...

I floss, but my gums are bleeding. Not all, just where the two teeth that have elastics on my braces, they're not rubbing either. What do I do?

Get the gums checked. gums bleed when there is uattended plaque in the periodontal pockets. Have the dentist check the depth of the pockets. If you have deep perio pockets, with even good flossing, you might not be getting the floss to the bottom of the pocket. Read more...
Clean and rinse. Use Biotene rinse or 1/2 strength hydrogen peroxide and water rinse or salt water rinse for healing of gums. Use between teeth special inidividual brushes found in the supermarket and clean well between them after each meal. Read more...
Non-urgent. check with the dentist. Mine always do this. So does my office manager's. My teeth need more attention and cleaning and the flossing is a sign things are good. My office mananger didn't see a dentist in 20 years and is losing all her teeth due to gum disease. All the teeth being loose was, in retrospect, a clue. gum bleeding slightly with flossing is unliekly to be an emergency. Read more...
Be gentle. Just because you have braces the tissue around the teeth can get irritated and become more sensitive and can bleed easier. It is important to keep a very good oral hygiene even though it may bleed, explain this to your hygienist so she may give you some advice to keep you gums from bleeding more often. In general the bleeding will improve after the braces are gone. Read more...
Elastics necessary? Although the elastics may not be rubbing themselves, they may be pulling on the braces such that the gums are injured and begin to bleed. You should discuss this with the orthodontist, and perhaps another way of placing the braces may be possible without the pull of elastics needed. Read more...
See Orthodontist. Bleeding gums are never normal. Most common cause is inflammation from compromised oral hygiene. Start w your Orthodontic Specialist. Referral to your General Dentist or to Periodontist may be in order. Read more...

Do I have periodontitis? My gums are red and puffy, only bleed sometimes when I floss and my gums are loose around my teeth. My bottom front especialy

Probably. It is time to see your dentist who will either treat this or send your to a special dentist to treat called a Periodontist. Read more...
Gingivitis for sure. Periodontitis is a chronic inflammation or infection of the tissue around the teeth and sockets and sometimes the jaw bone itself. Your description is consistent with gingivitis. This can arise from poor dental health or even from a vitamin deficiency or side effect of certain medications. See your dentist as soon as possible. It could lead to periodontitis so prompt treatment is important. Read more...
Periodontitis. Yes you could have periodontitis affecting the bone laying under the soft tissue. Puffy, swollen and loose gums are some of the signs of gingivitis due to poor oral health, some predispositions and other factors. Gingivitis is the first stage of a more dangerous condition known as periodontitis. It is possible that you have gingivitis or both. Must see a dentist ASAP to avoid tooth loss. Read more...
Possibly... But without a visualization, radiographs, and probing depths, impossible to tell. Make an appointment with a local dentist to be evaluated. Read more...
Also consider diet. Definitely see your dentist. They may even refer you to a periodontist (gum specialist) for further evaluation, depending on your status and history. Diet can play a big role in oral health. Are you getting enough vitamin C? Low C, along with low B's & D, and other nutrients, can contribute to gum issues. Read more...
Not yet. You defiantly have severe gingivitis which can go into periodontitis, tho you are awfully young for that. If you can not afford to have your teeth professionally cleaned, sit in front of a mirror and floss your teeth. Try of see where exactly the blood is coming from and floss the heck out of those areas. Set a timer for two minutes and brush for that long. Read more...
Probably. Periodontal disease is both chronic and progressive, so don't put off treatment. With the symptoms you have reported it would be best to see a specialist Periodontist for evaluation and treatment of gum/bone damage. Read more...

Dds: why is it that my gums do not bleed upon flossing, are not red/inflamed but I still have deep enough pockets for flap surgery? Loosing teeth!

Loose bone. If pockets are deep and left untreated, it may cause further lost of bone which will result in premature loss of teeth. Flap surgery will help with cleaning efficiency. Read more...
It happens. Bleeding gums do not necessarily indicate advanced periodontal disease. Bleeding gums indicate gingivitis which is infection not in the bone. Dentists will see patients that have advanced periodontal disease without observing obvious visual signs. Read more...
Treat the cause. Surgery treats the effects (problems) that occur from uncontrolled periodontal disease. The cause is bacteria. Consider perio protect method to kill up to 99.98% of the bacteria using specially designed, easy to wear, soft trays filled with peroxide. This is not a fad but a close to 30 year non-invasive treatment with proven success. Btw, i'm wearing the trays myself, as I am posting this reply. Read more...
Periodontal disease. See the periodontist to determine the cause. Some of it may be functional bite related, and causing bone loss. Also, bacterial related. A culture should be taked ANS examined. Then you can be placed on the appropriate medication. After debridement, then you should be on 3 month recall. You must find and treat the cause. If bite issues, see a prosthodontist for team treatment . Good luck. Read more...
Periodontitis. As the problem progresses it moves lower between the gum and tooth and sometimes the edge of the gum starts to take on a normal appearance. Bleeding can them slow or even stop. The problem with pockets is that they hold germs, are hard to keep clean and can lead to further bone lose is not treated. There are fad treatments, but what you describe is treatment periodontists do regularly. Read more...