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Extreme soreness in gums with bleeding on brushing or eating, increasing bump behind teeth. Treatment?

Hello, I have had extremely sore, tender gums for about 3 months now and they breed a lot. Not only when I floss and brush but also when I m just siting in the car not eating or drinking anything. I also wake up with blood on my shirt that I have drooled in the night. Now, about a week ago, a squishy prink bumb appeared directly behind my top front two teeth . It is very sore tender and painful. It hasn t gotten better in a week, and it seems to be increasing in size. Can you please help me to find a doctor
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggests that you have developed periodontitis,which requires immediate attention and treatment.

for this i would suggest you to visit your periodontist so that thorough cleaning along with curettage and proper root planing procedures can be done.

this should subside your symptoms.

also make a routine blood examination done to rule out any increased blood sugar level as it serves as nidus for infection.

hope it helps.

take care.
Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,

Soreness in the gums is the sign of inflammation of the gingival tissue known as GINGIVITIS.

It is caused due poor oral hygiene ,improper brushing and flossing that leads to accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth.

Gingivitis presents with symptoms of redness , bleeding gums , swelling , pain ,recession and sensitivity.

It needs to be treated by thorough professional deep scaling of gums and root planing of the teeth to remove all the irritants ,this will help in resolving the symptoms followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesics.

so please consult a dentist and get the treatment done , meantime i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Bleeding gums is usually due to gingvitis which is associated with many factors,like plague and calculus deposition, poor oral hygiene, nutritional deficiencies, endrocrine changes like pregnancy, puberty, systemic conditions like diabetes and leukemia.

Bump behind the teeth can be because of vitamin deficiency, tobacco use, smoking, low immunity, leukemia, bacterial and viral infections.
Infected tooth may also drain abscess in the gums forming a lump.

A direct examination by a qualified doctor is necessary to narrow down the possibilities.
I suggest you to consult a Dentist and get the examination done and if necessary get x-ray done .

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.
As per your explanation it is clear that you have gum inflammation, called gingivitis...when there are deposits over the tooth surface, gum gets inflamed resulting in gum the gums swell, the capillaries in the gums gets pushed to the surface and mild stimulation would result in bleeding....get your gums cleaned and gum astringent would be prescribed that would take care of you bleeding gums
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi christie
thanks for asking your query

bleeding gums is due to gingivitis,which is associated with poor oral hygiene,plaque accumulation,improper brushing technique.
rule out the causes of gingivitis by maintaining good oral hygiene
proper 3 minute brushing twice aday
dental flossing after every meal.
use chlorohexidiene mouthwash
do salt water rinses
avoid too much comsumption of sugary food
other then this get your blood test done to rule out any blood disease.
take vitamin supplements
eat fresh and vitamn C enriched fruits,
hope this will help.

Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.
From the details ,i feel your gums are affected with chronic gingivitis.
The bump arised may be from the abscess developed under the teeth.
Please do maintain good oral hygiene.
Rinse your mouth after every meals to prevent plaque accumulation.
Include nutritious rich food into your diet.
Antibiotics can be taken as per dentist's prescription.

Get deep scaling done by your dentist.
Hope this helps.

Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Geoffrey Ward's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
I believe you should go to your dentist and be evaluated immediately. More than likely you have severe gingivitis or inflammation of your gum tissues. You could also be showing signs of having leukemia. The latter is much less likely but you should still see your dentist to have it ruled out.

Best regards,

Dr. Ward
Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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