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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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 Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 am I having brown colored spit after brushing teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not brushed my teeth in a while due to being incredibly busy, I am going to start taking my toothbrush with me. But anyways, I have some gaps in between my teeth and when I spit out after brushing my teeth there’s a bit of brown liquid in there. I do not know if that is j...  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your complaint and the relevant details. Firstly, the brownish colour every time you spit out after brushing could be the food debris along with some bleeding of gums. This is because of the white chalky substance layered on to the tooth surfaces on ...  Read Full »

How can I cure bleeding gums?

Query: Hello doctor, Blood comes from my teeth and my teeth are going to loose its grip. How can I stop this blood which is coming from my teeth and how can I strengthen them?  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gum bleeding and gum recession or weakness is a sign of gum condition called gingivitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums caused due to constant irritation by tartar/calculus (hardened yellow deposits on the tooth). Food deposits or plaque that settles on ...  Read Full »

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

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

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

Does leukemia cause high WBC count?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extreme fear of leukemia after hearing about it through my friend. I read on the internet that leukemia causes bleeding gums. The next day I noticed blood from my gums and was extremely scared. After a lot of tension, I showed elevated WBC of 11800. I was sure that I had leuke...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Can you tell a few things like do you have any fever or night sweats? Any bleeding from anywhere else? Yes, leukemias cause gum bleeds, but it is not the most common cause. Usually, the ca...  Read Full »

Why is bone exposed in my gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a¬†swollen, bleeding and receding gums. I tried Corsodyl mouthwash, but I want more advice. I am dreading going to the dentist. I really do not want to lose my tooth. The top bone area is currently exposed. I really need help, please.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sore, swollen and receding gums with bleeding seem to be most probably due to an active gum infection that is causing a loss of attachment from the gum and underlying bone, making the teeth loose. This condition is called periodontitis. Using only a mouth wash will not...  Read Full »

My gums are bleeding with some change in the shape. Will my gums take the original shape?

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. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer


Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

What is the cause and solution for bleeding gums?

Query: Hi doctor,Every morning while I brush, I notice bleeding from my gums. I do not have any pain. What is the possible cause and solution?  Read Full »

Dr. Akhil K Padmanabhan


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The most common cause of bleeding from gums is inflammation of the gums, otherwise called as gingivitis which leads to periodontitis if left untreated. The reason to develop gingivitis is mostly associated with oral hygiene and oral hygie...  Read Full »

Can gum disease cause bleeding in mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke this morning and cleared my throat and there was blood in my saliva and then later some in the saliva in my mouth. I have gum disease and my top back teeth, gums are tender. Could that have caused the bleeding?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, gum disease can cause such oral bleeding. You should first get your teeth and gums cleaned by a dentist. Apply an oral antibiotic gel over gums. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week. Sometimes gum surgeries may be needed to remove infections and hea...  Read Full »

I am bleeding, four hours after a tooth extraction. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,About four hours ago, I had a tooth removed. It has started to bleed again, and I rinsed my mouth with water. I read online that you should not do that. My gum is really hurting. Am I going to be fine?  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Slight bleeding from the site of extraction is normal within 24 hours of extraction. But if bleeding is severe, you should immediately consult a dentist or go to an emergency room. As of now, you should bite on a sterile piece of gauze and apply gentle pressure, so that b...  Read Full »

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