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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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How can I manage my gum bleeding and bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor,I suffer from bleeding gums and bad mouth odor. I brush my teeth twice every day, but I do not floss. Can you please suggest to me why this is happening? Please suggest some good toothpaste and mouthwash for me. Can you also please tell me which is better, normal floss or water floss? A...  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Be assured all your healthcare records are in safe hands. I am here to guide you through your query. It is primarily due to calculus (calcified bacterial cell wall and minerals) around the teeth. I suggest you get oral prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) done first and brush u...  Read Full »

My brother has gum pain after scaling. Kindly suggest medicine.

Query: Hello doctor, My younger brother aged 18 years, is having teeth bleeding from a month. So I suggested him to consult a dentist and he went for it. As no one was there to guide him about what to do, he got into a trap by some brokers and they took him to their doctor. The doctor said it is pyorrhea...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best therapy for healing of gums after scaling is as follows: 1. Saline water mouth rinses. Take a cup of lukewarm water, put 1/4th teaspoon of salt in it and do its rinses twice a day, mandatory for two weeks. New and healthy gums grow every 14 days so they will b...  Read Full »

I have bleeding gums with some changes in shape. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have bleeding gums for a year or so, and it usually happens after I brush my teeth. I find a slight change in the shape of my gums. I have been taking extra oral care. Is there anything I could do to stop my gums from bleeding? And if the bleeding stops permanently, will my gums take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Iyer Parth Laxminarayan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common cause of bleeding gums is plaque and calculus deposition on teeth and gums (due to improper maintenance of oral hygiene). Only brushing and mouthwashing at home may not work since it is a little advanced stage and demands professional help (teeth clea...  Read Full »

Why are there pain and gum bleeding with wisdom tooth eruption?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a wisdom tooth coming out and my gums are swollen and I am suffering from the pain. When I brush and floss, it bleeds. What is this?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to go to your dentist and get an X-ray done to find out whether the tooth needs to be removed. Wisdom tooth always causes such problems due to lack of space causing infection due to food debris accumulating at the pockets of the gums there. Use warm salt wat...  Read Full »

I am having continuous bleeding while brushing after removal of braces. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I just got my braces removed today and have been getting some heavy bleeding when brushing my teeth, should I continue to brush my teeth while it bleeds or just stop?  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding the dental health. Bleeding gums after removal of braces is a very common problem among all. So first of all, consult your dentist for scaling to remove local inflammatory factors. Till the time do gargles with mouthwash after eve...  Read Full »

My gums are red, and I have spacing between my teeth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My gums are red, and I have spacing between my teeth. I brush twice a day, do flossing and use a mouthwash. I am concerned. Is it gingivitis? Kindly advise.   Read Full »


Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Gingival inflammation or gingivitis can occur due to various reasons. The most common cause is food deposits or calculus. Although we do proper brushing and flossing every day, there are certain areas on the teeth where the bristles fail...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a mouthwash or antibiotic to treat my bleeding gums?

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am having more bleeding from my gums for about one week, especially when brushing and flossing my teeth. Is there a mouthwash or antibiotic I can use to help?  Read Full »


Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gum bleeding in young women can occur due to: 1) Hormonal changes (pregnancy-related). 2) Poor oral hygiene (hormone-induced). 3) Calculus formation. 4) Hard brushing on gums. 5) Weakness due to nutrient deficiency. To be more precise, I need your history and phot...  Read Full »

I have a slightly raised bump in my gums. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I found about a week ago this slightly raised bump in the gums between my two front teeth (front and back). It does not look like there is puss in it. The first two days were very painful and hard to eat. The next couple days after that, there really was not any pain. It is just a real...  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern. Most probably it can be because of hormonal imbalance at this age. This is called age-related gingivitis and it will heal with time. Do not mess with it too much. For relief and quick control, you can...  Read Full »

Do swollen and bleeding gums cause bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing a bad breath problem. Sometimes gums get swelled and bleeding happens. I do not feel comfortable speaking to someone because of the bad breath issue. What can I do to eradicate this problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl F

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Gum bleeding, gum swelling, and bad breath are the signs of gum condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums caused due to constant irritation by tartar or calculus (hardened yellow deposits on the tooth). Food ...  Read Full »

Why are my gums irritated after getting my teeth cleaned?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently got my teeth cleaned with a water jet type cleaning by a new hygienist. A few days later, my bottom front gums felt irritated. I took a look, and one gum looked as if it had been cut down toward the root about 3 mm below the normal gum line, like it was a mistake. I used a pe...  Read Full »


Dr. Akhil K P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Discontinue the use of peroxide-type mouthwash. Use a gum paint that could strengthen your gums. Gums may move a little downward after cleaning as the inflamed gums come back to normal size after cleaning and is normal. However, in the photograph (attachment removed ...  Read Full »

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