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I have gingivitis, what can I do to stop my gums from bleeding during cleaning? Take aspirin
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Dr. Gordon gives great information in his answer. If you can stop the Aspirin for a week before the cleaning it would help.
Only do so with the approval of your doctor.

In brief: See below
Dr. Gordon gives great information in his answer. If you can stop the Aspirin for a week before the cleaning it would help.
Only do so with the approval of your doctor.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Expect some
You should expect some bleeding due to the aspirin.
What does your dentist say? Do they think it is excessive bleeding? Have they made other recommendations to treat your condition?

In brief: Expect some
You should expect some bleeding due to the aspirin.
What does your dentist say? Do they think it is excessive bleeding? Have they made other recommendations to treat your condition?
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Treat the cause
Gingivitis is an infection of your gums caused by bacteria.
Consider perio protect method to kill up to 99.98% of the bacteria using specially designed, easy to wear, soft trays filled with a special low concentration peroxide. Works better than antibiotics. Side effect is whiter teeth too! then each subsequent cleaning appointment will be better for you with less bleeding. www.perioprotect.com.

In brief: Treat the cause
Gingivitis is an infection of your gums caused by bacteria.
Consider perio protect method to kill up to 99.98% of the bacteria using specially designed, easy to wear, soft trays filled with a special low concentration peroxide. Works better than antibiotics. Side effect is whiter teeth too! then each subsequent cleaning appointment will be better for you with less bleeding. www.perioprotect.com.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry
In brief: See your dentist
Although Aspirin has an antiplatelet effect by inhibiting the production of thromboxane, it should not by itself cause bleeding gums, especially at the low dose of 81 mg.
Bacteria in plaque is the real cause of bleeding gums. Especially in your condition, you need to get a professional cleaning every 3 months to reduce the bacteria and plaque that may travel through your blood stream.

In brief: See your dentist
Although Aspirin has an antiplatelet effect by inhibiting the production of thromboxane, it should not by itself cause bleeding gums, especially at the low dose of 81 mg.
Bacteria in plaque is the real cause of bleeding gums. Especially in your condition, you need to get a professional cleaning every 3 months to reduce the bacteria and plaque that may travel through your blood stream.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Soft brush
Be sure you're using a soft (not medium or hard) brush, brush gently, and if bleeding persists, see your dentist.
Aspirin will, of course, make you more prone to bleed. Do you need aspirin?

In brief: Soft brush
Be sure you're using a soft (not medium or hard) brush, brush gently, and if bleeding persists, see your dentist.
Aspirin will, of course, make you more prone to bleed. Do you need aspirin?
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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