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Every time i brush my teeth my gums bleed there a bit puffy too. Is there anything i can use to remove this?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
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In brief: You have signs of

It may be the early stage known as gingivitis or the more serious and andvanced form known as periodontitis. It is best to consult your own dentist or a periodontist in order to determine the extent of this problem and how best to first treat and then prevent or manage it. Regardless, start brushing and flossing properly after meals. Even if the bleeding stops, get evaluated!

In brief: You have signs of

It may be the early stage known as gingivitis or the more serious and andvanced form known as periodontitis. It is best to consult your own dentist or a periodontist in order to determine the extent of this problem and how best to first treat and then prevent or manage it. Regardless, start brushing and flossing properly after meals. Even if the bleeding stops, get evaluated!
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
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In brief: Don't give up!

If your good habits at home, i.
e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. It may be too involved for you to manage on your own.

In brief: Don't give up!

If your good habits at home, i.
e. Brushing and flossing, don't reduce the problem, you may have more serious periodontitis rather than just gingivitis. See your dentist soon. It may be too involved for you to manage on your own.
Dr. John Francis
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In brief: Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums is a sign of serious gum disease and cannot be helped with a mouthwash alone.
The cause of gum disease is usually bacteria accumulation on the teeth above and below the gums with resulting inflammation and destruction of the supporting bone that keeps the teeth solidly anchored. After removal of the bacteria, your dentist may prescribe a chlorhexidene gluconate rinse between visits.

In brief: Bleeding gums

Bleeding gums is a sign of serious gum disease and cannot be helped with a mouthwash alone.
The cause of gum disease is usually bacteria accumulation on the teeth above and below the gums with resulting inflammation and destruction of the supporting bone that keeps the teeth solidly anchored. After removal of the bacteria, your dentist may prescribe a chlorhexidene gluconate rinse between visits.
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
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