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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My dog's claw injured my gums on the lower front teeth, and I have bleeding and pain. Should I consult a dentist?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 18-year-old female. My dog's claw injured my gums on the lower front teeth. I have bleeding and pain. Should I consult a dentist? Will it heal faster?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi,Welcome to your gums are hanging separately like a flap, consult a dentist for suturing it. If you have only bleeding, use warm salt water gargle thrice daily for two weeks. Consult a dentist to get a prescription for painkiller tablets and dental gel for pain relief.  Read Full »

I have bleeding gums while brushing despite getting scaling done two months ago. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had bleeding and red gums for the last three months. I am not able to eat medium spicy food also. I have pain, and my gums bleed while brushing. I went to a dentist, and he did a scaling procedure on the teeth and gave me Vitamin C and a gum gel (Metrogyl DG) to apply two month...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the clinical picture attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I will help you solve the issue. It is normal to have bleeding while brushing, do not worry. I suggest you do ultra scaling once again. Then take antibiotics tablets for two ...  Read Full »

My gums are sensitive, bleed easily, and are painful when chewing hard food. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor,My gums are sensitive and bleed easily, and it is painful to chew hard foods. My teeth are rotting and making a front gap. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Iqra Khilji

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is there any bleeding on brushing? Is there any burning sensation in the mouth? Get some lab tests done and provide me with photographs. The probable cause is poor oral hygiene. Investigations that need to be done include OPG (orthopantomogram), serum Vitamin B12 and ...  Read Full »

The gums near my front two teeth are inflamed and red with a little recession. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, About two days ago, the gums near my front teeth became inflamed. I rinsed the area with hydrogen peroxide and flossed daily. There is a slight improvement with the swelling; the gums have noticeably receded already, which is distressing. I am currently using Invisalign and had a clean...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly use lukewarm salt water and rinse, around 5 to 6 times a day. Do this even after your dental visit for one week. Secondly, if the gum irritation, pain, or recession is chronic, which is if it has existed for such a long time, or you have had a previous histor...  Read Full »

I am a 32-year-old male with chronic periodontitis. Does this affect my lifespan?

Query: Hi,I am a 32-year-old male, and I recently had a scaling and root planning done for mild to moderate periodontitis. It also included a laser treatment as I had bleeding gums. My gum pockets were mostly of 3 mm, and three to four teeth had pockets of 5 mm to 6 mm. I am experiencing bleeding even thou...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Do not worry, and periodontitis will not affect your lifespan though it will have the potential to cause systemic diseases. It means it is a risk factor for developing generalized health conditions. The mouth is a mirror ...  Read Full »

Is there any way to stop my son's bleeding gums?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is in his 20s now. He often has bleeding while brushing. Unfortunately, he is very ignorant about this. I keep pestering him to go to a dentist, which he refuses to do. Since he had a horrible experience in the past, he is still scared and unwilling to go to the dentist. Why are ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The teeth and gums need thorough cleaning by a dentist to remove all calculus and plaque. Inflamed gums cause bleeding. The cleaning procedure is painless so motivate him to go. You can use mouthwash and warm salt water gargle twice daily to reduce inflammation. Thank...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old male having teeth sensitivity and bleeding gums. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, Will desensitizing toothpaste work for tooth sensitivity? I am a 25-year-old male, and I have sensitivity issues when I drink hot or cold. When I brush, I can see bleeding gums. How can you help me? Are there medications that you can prescribe me? What are the home remedies that I can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Desensitizing tooth paste is good only if it is due to a gum infection. I suggest using a warm salt water gargle or Betadine mouthwash twice daily. If there is any cavity that may be causing it, you need restoration. So visiting a dentist will be required. In addition,...  Read Full »

My dentist recommended flossing for my bleeding gums. Should I do it?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to the dental clinic to clean my tooth as I had plaque and bleeding gums. After the treatment, the doctor prescribed me a mouthwash and dental floss. I would like to know if flossing is absolutely necessary every day. Do all the people in the world use dental floss? What are the...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to scaling procedure usually ends with oral hygiene instructions, including proper ways of brushing using an interdental brush, flossing, and using a mouthwash. It is not compulsory to use dental floss, but it is necessary in case of crowded teeth because the food parti...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to get rid of bad breath even though I brush every day?

Query: Hi doctor,I have plaque deposits on my teeth and gums. My gums bleed often, and they are receding. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have viewed your image (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it is calculus deposits over your gums. It occurs when the plaque is not removed properly with brushing, and it starts becoming hard due to calcium deposits over it. It accumulates more and mo...  Read Full »

Do I need frequent gum cleaning?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a mild to moderate gum disease. I get scaling and root planing done with deep cleaning every three months. The gums of my two lower front teeth are irritated all the time. I brush my teeth correctly twice a day, followed up by flossing. It is red and inflamed all of the time, no ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.comThere is no need for you to get deep cleaning every three months as a six-month gap is more than enough. Instead, I recommend brushing softly (do not press on the toothbrush like you are polishing your tooth), including teeth and gums.I suggest brushing gently in a circu...  Read Full »

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