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How to prevent bleeding on brushing?

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Published At October 24, 2015
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I noticed light bleeding while brushing. I feel minor discomfort in the gums at the centre, top and back of the teeth. I do not have much pain. Can I apply anything externally on the gums to prevent bleeding? Please advice.

Answered by Dr. Naveen Thomas

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You should use Betadine gargle as mouthwash twice daily for 15 days to reduce the swelling of gums and bleeding and also to keep your teeth clean. It would be better if you could go to a dentist for physical evaluation. Ask your dentist to do cleaning of your whole mouth (dental scaling) to remove calculus and plaque from your teeth and gums. Cleaning will reduce the bleeding and helps to maintain good oral hygiene. Try to get your mouth clean routinely every six months to get healthy gums.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentistry

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