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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Can bleaching of tooth cause gum bleeding and pain?

Query: I got my teeth bleached and have had pain in my gums and teeth for a long time now. The gums were bleached and they were bleeding for a while. It feels like my gum or teeth ( bottom 4 ) are throbbing all day.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: hello such pain happens only when then the bleaching agent i.e. concentrated hydrogen peroxide or other chemicals come in direct contact with soft tissues. it shoudl resolve usually in 24 hours to 48 hours. use warm salt water gargle twice a day. apply an oral anaesthetic gel all over the gums to ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and swelling in my gums?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain and swelling in gums and sometimes bleeding as well.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. Thank you very much for sending pictures and for making my diagnosis clear. See, it is gingivitis along with a traumatic ulcer. Gingivitis is due to the accumulation of plaque and while the ulcer is due to hot food inhalation. I am prescribing some...  Read Full »

What is the treatment given for fractured tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I fell down and I got knocked in my front right incisor and it does not move back. It is also a permanent tooth. I am taking tablet Vyvanse.  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not worry, we can manage it. First of all, do not touch it or try to push it back into position. Do not bite on that tooth. There is bleeding which is from the gums (as the picture i...  Read Full »

Will calcium supplements provide a solution for my bleeding gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I get bleeding at the time of brushing. I think I do not have enough calcium. Please provide me some calcium supplements and a solution to this problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, this is the complaint most of the patients come up with, and they have a slight misconception about the problem. Usually, if gums bleed just while brushing, it is due to the weakness of gums and not the tooth. So you do not need any calcium supplements for it. ...  Read Full »

How to control bleeding gums?

Query: Hello doctor, For months now, I am suffering from a gum problem. It bleeds while brushing but no pain. Two connected teeth (as shown in the attached picture) are slightly moving. A white soft gum-like tissue has grown. If I try to brush it away, it bleeds. Keeping in mind that I cannot attend any ...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attachment and understood your concern (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your tooth picture and your symptoms, the condition is called periodontitis. It is a condition wherein the bone and the gums surrounding ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of throbbing tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I have been under tremendous amounts of stress and following that, I have started to notice my bottom front tooth has started to feel slightly abnormal. It sits further back from the rest. Recently, it feels like something has trapped between the teeth and throbs now and then. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dentist removes only the calculus deposits, which are highly infectious and cause recession of gums in front teeth. He cannot remove enamel of any tooth while deep cleaning. You should maintain your gum hygiene by using a mild mouthwash or warm salt water gargle thric...  Read Full »

What is the reason for inflamed gums with bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, The gum around one of my lower teeth is inflamed for about three days now and it hurts as well, and every time I touch, it starts bleeding. So I swapped my normal toothbrush to a softer one and I am using mouthwash as well, but it is not getting any better. The gum is a bit swollen and t...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bumps or swelling on gums could be: 1. Gum abscess. 2. Tooth abscess. 3. Gingivitis. 4. Accidental toothbrush injury. If the swelling is reddish and involves the gum edge along with tartar (hardened yellow food deposit), that could be gingivitis or gingival absc...  Read Full »

How to ensure the normalcy of oral cavity in a toddler after a hit on hard floor?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my toddler was running in our living room, she fell and hit her mouth on the hardwood floor. I immediately picked her up and rushed her to the bathroom. There was a good amount of blood that was coming from the gums of her two front teeth. The bleeding stopped quickly and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. It hurts a lot seeing a kid in pain. The best way is to take a cotton ball squeeze in cold water and place over the bleed and apply gentle pressure. The cold cotton ball prevents any signs of inflammation and pain too to quite an ext...  Read Full »

Does bleeding gums with high WBC count indicate leukemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried that my wife might have leukemia. My wife had thyroid cancer treated six years back by total thyroidectomy and she is taking the Levothyroxine pill since then. Everything was looking fine till we had our first baby last year. During pregnancy, she had gestational diabetes...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your wife's ill health. Following is my opinion for your asked question. In your latest reort, total WBC count is slight high and lymphocytes count are high. But they are not elevated to a level to raise suspicion for leukemia. So it cannot be said as ...  Read Full »

I have severe gum pain for the past two days with little bleeding on pressing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe gum pain between two teeth for the past two days. If I press my gums, a small amount of blood comes, and I am taking tablet Calpol.  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any history of accidental food poking two days back (e.g., chips, popcorn, fish bones, fried foods,etc.)? Any accidental gum injury? Gum pain, swelling, and bleeding could be due to accidental food lodgement, poking or due to toothbrush injury or could be because...  Read Full »

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