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My gums are bleeding. I brush regularly. What has been causing this bleeding ? It also hurts a lot when I brush over the infected part. What can I do?
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Dr. Quazi Bari
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Gingivitis
Your gum might be infected which is called periodontitis or inflammation , make an appointment with oral hygienist and they usually schedule you for antibiotic shots in the gum .
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In brief: Gingivitis
Your gum might be infected which is called periodontitis or inflammation , make an appointment with oral hygienist and they usually schedule you for antibiotic shots in the gum .
Thanks.
Dr. Quazi Bari
Dr. Quazi Bari
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
Gingivitis is inflammation, Periodontitis is infection. There are no antibiotic "shots" in the gum weekly. Local antimicrobial delivery via Arestin microspheres is placement of the powder into a periodontal pocket on occasion. If someone is doing or advocating this weekly, it is not appropriate. True disease and it's progression are being masked.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Dentistry - Periodontics
In brief: Periodontitis
As a board certified gum specialist or "periodontist, " my recommendation would be to incorporate flossing into your daily regimen.
If you are still seeing regular bleeding, see a periodontist to assess periodontal disease. Usually pain is not a symptom of periodontitis until the severe stage, so this may be occurring. If you seek treatment early, it can save you pain, time, and money.

In brief: Periodontitis
As a board certified gum specialist or "periodontist, " my recommendation would be to incorporate flossing into your daily regimen.
If you are still seeing regular bleeding, see a periodontist to assess periodontal disease. Usually pain is not a symptom of periodontitis until the severe stage, so this may be occurring. If you seek treatment early, it can save you pain, time, and money.
Dr. Jason Cataldo
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Dr. Duane Keller
Dentistry
In brief: Treat the cause
Gum disease is a bacterial (fungus and virus) infection.
Brushing reaches 1mm under the gum tissue and floss removes 15% of the plaque. Consider something that can deliver an antimicrobial (hydrogen peroxide gel) into the pocket. J dent res 2007 showed it killed 99.98% of the bacteria and j clin dent 2012 showed better results than deep cleaning. Check perio protect method for help.

In brief: Treat the cause
Gum disease is a bacterial (fungus and virus) infection.
Brushing reaches 1mm under the gum tissue and floss removes 15% of the plaque. Consider something that can deliver an antimicrobial (hydrogen peroxide gel) into the pocket. J dent res 2007 showed it killed 99.98% of the bacteria and j clin dent 2012 showed better results than deep cleaning. Check perio protect method for help.
Dr. Duane Keller
Dr. Duane Keller
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
#1. you're the inventor of this product #2. in the study you cite - the patient's still had to receive treatment (Scaling and Root Planing) in addition to wearing your tray's for 3 months before their scaling. Then after 10 weeks - their improvement was 0.58 millimeters. Correct?
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry
In brief: Technique?
Although many people brush everyday, they don't do it properly.
Technique is very important. You didn't mention when you last had your teeth cleaned or examined by a dentist or hygienist. Make an appointment for an exam and hygiene and ask if you might have excessively deep pockets. If so, they cannot be adequately managed by a toothbrush alone.

In brief: Technique?
Although many people brush everyday, they don't do it properly.
Technique is very important. You didn't mention when you last had your teeth cleaned or examined by a dentist or hygienist. Make an appointment for an exam and hygiene and ask if you might have excessively deep pockets. If so, they cannot be adequately managed by a toothbrush alone.
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dr. Robert Ryan
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In brief: See your dentist
Brushing regularly does not prevent dental problems.
If it is more than 6 months since your last professional cleaning, then it is time to call your dentist for an appointment.

In brief: See your dentist
Brushing regularly does not prevent dental problems.
If it is more than 6 months since your last professional cleaning, then it is time to call your dentist for an appointment.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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