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Q. I have a swelling on gums and it bleeds when I touch. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Honey Nandwani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 16, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I woke up this morning with this dried up blood in between my upper front teeth and blood comes out when I touch it. It does not hurt, and when I brush my teeth, I can see it move. I have not noticed any changes in my gums or teeth. My gums usually bleed when the bristles of my toothbrush scrape against them. I am going to make an appointment with a dentist. But, I am a little freaked out about this as I am only 20. When I ate something earlier, it inflated a little bit, popped and bled without any pain.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have viewed the images attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • It looks like there is a deep infection in the gums in that localized area and there can also be periodontal pocket formation.
  • You need not worry as it is not a big deal or something to be worried.
  • You should get a deep scaling and curettage done followed by a course of antibiotics like Metronidazole and antiseptic mouthwash gargle. Do warm saline gargle. Also, gum paint massage will help.

Differential diagnosis:

Periodontitis.

Probable diagnosis:

Deep gum infection.

Preventive measures:

Use a soft toothbrush to brush your teeth.

Regarding follow up:

For further information consult a dentist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist


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