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Bleeding gums after brushing. Pain, burning in tongue. Was on antibiotics for dog bite. Suggestions?

On sat night after brushing my teeth , I noticed my lower gums started to bleed . Since then, they have continued to bleed with brushing. The underneath part of my tongue feels very painful, like a burning sensation as well as the tip of my tongue. After brushing this morning, one tooth on each side...towards the back look as if I brushed off part of the gum! I was on antibiotics for 5 weeks due to a severe dog bite, but have been off of them for 3 weeks now. I have an appt tomorrow with a periodontist, but am seeking some type of clarification since my mouth has been hurting for 5 days now with no relief :0( I should also add that its been several years since I ve been to a dentist , due to extreme fear, high anxiety and I even fainted once walking into a dentist office. But at this point, it s a necessity to go. Thank you!
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi..Thanks for choosing HCM forum,

I have read your concern.

As you c/o bleeding while brushing teeth,your gums may be highly inflammed,ie,gingivitis.

The gum infection may be due to-
Plaque and food debris accumulation as a result of poor oral hygiene maintenance.
Systemic diseases like diabetes mellitus,hypertension,epilepsy,autoimmune diseases.
Improper brushing techniques.
First of all I want to tell you that please do not be panic regarding dental treatments.
If your dentist is doing any procedure,which will be painful,then surely he/she will administer local anaesthetic solution.
Meanwhile,brush your teeth twice daily in proper manner.
Get your teeth cleaned by your dentist.
Include plenty of nutritious rich food into your diet.
Bleeding from gums will stop,once the plaque underneath the gums are removed and gums become intact,firm again.

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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Thanks for asking the query,

Bleeding gums can be because of plague and calculus deposition ,vitamin deficiency , systemic disorders .

I would advice you to get a complete mouth scaling and root planing done.

Develop a habit of brushing the teeth twice daily with a soft bristle tooth brush.

Develop a habit of using dental floss and interdental cleaners .

Take vitamin suplements .

Use 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash solution gargles twice a day.

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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welocme to HCM,
From your history it seems you might be having due tolong antibiotic medicine your intestinal flora is disturbed giving rise to soreness on tongue and on gums causing this problem.
Take some vitamin B. complex and probiotic or lactobacillus sachets for few days.
Consult dentist and get examined.
Ok and bye.

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