Bleeding Gums

The most common sign of gum disease is bleeding gums. Apart from this, gums can bleed in severe conditions like periodontitis, leukemia, vitamin deficiency, and blood clotting disorders.

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What can attribute to the taste of blood in mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, When I wake up every morning, I feel the taste of blood in my mouth. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please check your mouth by looking into the mirror while brushing your teeth to know any bleeding sites in your mouth and throat. Mild bleeding might occur if you have gum disease due to infection or a vitamin deficiency. Please consult a dentist to get clinically evaluat...  Read Full »

I am a 35-year-old female suffering from diabetes, and I have noticed bleeding from my gums after brushing recently. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 35-year-old female. I have diabetes and am taking medications for it. I was able to see blood bleeding from my gums after brushing recently. I brush my teeth twice a day and gargle my mouth with mouthwash everyday morning. So, how can I get these bleeding gums even after maintaining...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Diabetic patients have swollen spongy gums usually which bleed more often due to inflammation. Even if you maintain oral hygiene it is important that you get your teeth and gums cleaned by a dentist every six months and control your diabetes ...  Read Full »

How can I fix my gum bleeding problem?

Query: Hello doctor,How to fix the blood leak in gums or gum bleeding? I am facing this problem for the last two years. I tried two times brushing but no improvement till now. Anyone help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gum bleeding is a common problem faced by many people. Mainly it is due to improper tooth brushing, bad oral health, food lodgement, and poor gum health. All you can do is visit a dentist soon and get it checked properly. After the checking, go for cleaning of teeth. I...  Read Full »

Can a gum disease (periodontitis) be completely treated if diagnosed early?

Query: Hello doctor,Can a gum disease (periodontitis) be reversed at an early stage? I have been to a dentist today, and they told me this is untreatable and can only be slowed down. Is this true? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Periodontal disease is manageable. It is true that though it is difficult to gain attachment level to the tooth back in case of tooth mobility, professional plaque control, oral hygiene measures, and, most importantly, follow-up every six months help to maintain dental...  Read Full »

I had undergone LANAP procedure for bleeding gums, but still, have pain and discomfort in the area. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I was having bleeding gums in one section of my teeth while flossing. So, I consulted a dentist who did a deep cleaning of that area. But after a week, I felt swelling and irritation over the area with bleeding on touching. Then, I went to a periodontist who suggested having flap surgery. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern, as per the image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems you have an infection that has not been eliminated after surgery. It is an edematous pocket that requires a gingivectomy or ENAMP (excisional new attachment...  Read Full »

How to treat gum swelling and bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, Since two to three weeks I have been experiencing buccal bleeding. I have inflamed gingiva behind one of the upper teeth. I can sense the lump with my tongue on the gum. I went to the dentist and he told me that it was gingivitis and he gave me a special mouthwash for gingivitis. But, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The photos are not at all clear to give exact diagnosis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You should start taking good antibiotics like Amoxicillin and Metronidazole for five days to reduce the gum swelling.If you can buy medicine over-the-counter then buy...  Read Full »

I have loose teeth and bleeding gums. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of my adult teeth feel loose. My gums are sore and bleed randomly as well as when I brush. Do I have gum disease?   Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you say about your gum condition and oral health, I think you have a gum infection. But do not worry. It is common and curable. You need a dental appointment as soon as possible. He or she will examine clinically and advice treatment (deep oral prophylaxis, gingival f...  Read Full »

I have pain in my teeth, bleeding gums during brushing, and sometimes a bad taste in my mouth. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 46-year-old male. My height is five feet six inches and my weight is 80 Kg. For the past two days, I am finding pain in my teeth and blood comes out when I brush my teeth as well. Sometimes, I feel a bad taste in my mouth as well.Would you please guide me on the medication?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have an abscess in either the periapical or periodontal region. Please send a picture of the area causing pain and bleeding for more details. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week. Either go see a dentist immediately or send some pictures. Yo...  Read Full »

Should I repeat my deep dental cleaning as I have bleeding gums?

Query: Hi Doctor, As recommended by my dentist,I got a panoramic X ray done to see if I require root canal treatment for my tooth and if I need deep cleaning as I have bleeding gums every day in the morning. The last time I did regular cleaning was last year, and for two days, I did another session; now my...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.I have reviewed your question and OPG (orthopantomogram) from the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The tooth does not have an exposed pulp cavity. So there is no need for root canal treatment, but the filled...  Read Full »

I have swelling around my mobile teeth, and it bleeds while flossing. Will I lose my tooth?

Query: Hello doctor,I am scared the tooth may be loose and will come out. There is swelling around one of my teeth, and if I floss around it, it bleeds a little. It hurts when I floss or brush my teeth, and I think it can be loose.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. A swelling associated with a tooth could be of mainly two reasons. 2. One is a decayed tooth leading to an infection and, secondly, a gum problem with infection. 3. With only considering your age, I am unable to guess what reason you hav...  Read Full »

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