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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 am a 20-year-old male. I have white lines or patches on my gums, both below and above the teeth. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old male who does not smoke. Recently, I have noticed the presence of white lines or patches on my gums, both above and below my teeth. I am wondering if this is something I should be worried about. I am well aware that my dental health is not ideal, and I have a denta...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It is important to understand that not all oral lesions indicate cancer. White and red lesions are relatively common. Upon examination, I have noted a substantial buildup of calculus on your teeth, along with signs of gingi...  Read Full »

Female with diabetes, gums bleeding after brushing. Need advice.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 35-year-old female. I have diabetes and am taking medications for it. I was able to see blood bleeding from my gums after brushing recently. I brush my teeth twice a day and gargle my mouth with mouthwash everyday morning. So, how can I get these bleeding gums even after maintaining...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Diabetic patients have swollen spongy gums usually which bleed more often due to inflammation. Even if you maintain oral hygiene it is important that you get your teeth and gums cleaned by a dentist every six months and control your diabetes ...  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 There 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 cir...  Read Full »

I have bleeding gums despite the LANAP procedure. Need help.

Query: Hi doctor,I was having bleeding gums in one section of my teeth while flossing. So, I consulted a dentist who did a deep cleaning of that area. But after a week, I felt swelling and irritation over the area with bleeding on touching. Then, I went to a periodontist who suggested having flap surgery. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern, as per the image provided (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems you have an infection that has not been eliminated after surgery. It is an edematous pocket that requires a gingivectomy or ENAMP (excisional new attach...  Read Full »

My dog's claw wounded my gums, causing pain. Please help.

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 If 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 »

How to manage tooth pain, bleeding gums, and a bad taste?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 46-year-old male. My height is five feet six inches and my weight is 80 Kg. For the past two days, I am finding pain in my teeth and blood comes out when I brush my teeth as well. Sometimes, I feel a bad taste in my mouth as well.Would you please guide me on the medication?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have an abscess in either the periapical or periodontal region. Please send a picture of the area causing pain and bleeding for more details. Use warm salt water gargle twice a day for a week. Either go see a dentist immediately or send some pictures. Yo...  Read Full »

Is there a risk of infection through oral sex if there are scars inside my partner's mouth?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 22 years old. Yesterday, I had a sexual encounter with a girl, and during oral sex, I noticed scars inside her mouth. When I asked, she mentioned it was a deficiency of vitamin B complex. I am feeling a bit scared. Can I get infected through oral sex?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello,Welcome to is great that you are concerned about your health and seeking accurate information. Oral sex carries a negligible to low risk of HIV transmission, especially if there are no active bleeding, fresh sores, or bleeding gums involved. However, under these circumstances, t...  Read Full »

How can I fix my gum bleeding problem?

Query: Hello doctor, How to fix the blood leak in gums or gum bleeding? I am facing this problem for the last two years. I tried two times brushing but no improvement till now. Anyone help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Gum bleeding is a common problem faced by many people. Mainly it is due to improper tooth brushing, bad oral health, food lodgement, and poor gum health. All you can do is visit a dentist soon and get it checked properly. After the checking, go for cleaning of teeth....  Read Full »

How can I manage gum bleeding in bottom teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I brush regularly and floss, even started oil pulling with coconut oil. My bottom gums feel really tender and bleed over the smallest thing. How can I manage it?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think you have injured the gum not because of trauma from the coconut but because of force. Now either there is calculus (hard deposit) or you have got the periodontal infection. You need to take medication like Ofloxacin and Ornidazole combination at least for four t...  Read Full »

Why am I having gum bleeding when hot or cold water hits my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bleeding from my gums when the cold, hot and sweet water hit my teeth. Two days before I had pain in my one molar tooth in the right jaw. Kindly give me advice and suggest me medicine for getting rid of pain and bleeding gums.  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. You have mentioned two situations and let me cover one by one. Firstly, bleeding gums. This is due to inflamed (simply, swollen) gums. The most probable cause is calculus (hard deposits) and plaque (soft deposits) irritating your gums. T...  Read Full »

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