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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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I have gum swelling, bleeding, and a bad taste in my mouth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing swelling of the gum on my molar and bleeding, as well as a bad taste in my mouth. I have a picture and it looks as though there might be some food stuck in my gum or even my wisdom tooth coming in. I am not entirely sure but I would like an opinion on the picture, if...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can see in the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is an infection present in your last molar region, most probably it is due to third molar impaction and known as pericoronitis. Sometimes it is also due to abnormal cheek bitin...  Read Full »

I have loose teeth and bleeding gums. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of my adult teeth feel loose. My gums are sore and bleed randomly as well as when I brush. Do I have gum disease?   Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you say about your gum condition and oral health, I think you have a gum infection. But do not worry. It is common and curable. You need a dental appointment as soon as possible. He or she will examine clinically and advice treatment (deep oral prophylaxis, gingival f...  Read Full »

How long can I wait to visit a dentist for my bleeding gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I started to have a gum problem around one of my wisdom teeth three months back. When I consulted a dentist, he said that my gums have receeded by 6 mm. Since then, I have been very careful while brushing and have also been using a mouthwash. However, my gums are still bleeding. How l...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you follow the below oral hygiene instructions: Brush twice a day with a soft brush using a proper technique. Use gum paint to massage your gums after night brushing. Use mouthwash that contains Chlorhexidine to avoid pla...  Read Full »

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