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Have bleeding gums at night and metallic iron taste. Cause and cure?

Hi has anyone experienced bleeding gums through the night? I wake up in the morning with dry blood on my tongue , teeth , roof of my mouth etc.... its not like hundreds but its certainly present and leaves u of course with the metalic iron taste. I Just go and brush it off in the morning and it doesnt happen again throughout the day so only happens when im sleeping??
Asked On : Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello Asma,

Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders. Bleeding gums are mainly due to inadequate plaque removal from the teeth at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called gingivitis, or inflamed gums.
If plaque is not removed through regular brushing and dental appointments, it will harden into what is known as tartar. Ultimately, this will lead to increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum and jawbone disease known as periodontitis. Other causes are Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, scurvy, leukemia, Vitamin k deficiency.

What to do now, practice night hygiene before sleeping and avoid eating too late in the night. Brush twice daily. Consult a dentist and/or a hematologist.

Hope this helps and wish you the best
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hell,
Thanks for posting your query.
The bleeding gums are due to-severely infected gums.
Systemic diseases associated like-epilepsy,diabetes mellitus,auto-immune diseases.
Improper oral hygiene maintenance .
I would suggest you to get scaling done.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush your teeth twice daily using soft-bristled toothbrush and dental floss.
Plenty of fluids and vitamin rich diet has to be taken.
Vitamin becosules,c,iron and folic acid tablets has to be taken.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
HI,

Thanks for asking the query,

Bleeding gums indicates infection in the gums known as Gingivitis it occurs due to poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, systemic conditions, hormonal imbalance.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done, go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Brush the teeth twice daily.
Use antiseptic mouthwash rinses twice daily.
Take complete balanced diet, drink plenty of fluids, juices water.
Take multivitamin suplements.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.
thanks for sharing your concern.

Bleeding gums are signs of gingivitis,that is your gum tissue is infected.Also it requires professional cleaning.

manual brushing is sometimes not sufficient to remove all the plaque and calculus.it is easily removed by a procedure called scaling.

once the teeth are cleaned and free of infection it will stop bleeding.therefore do not worry and do the desired.

Hope it helps.

Thanks.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Bleeding gums is the sign of gingival inflammation.

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.

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: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

bleeding might be due to gingivitis.
Dysgeusia, or a metallic taste in your mouth, is a condition when you feel as if your mouth is lined with metal, or that you’ve eaten something metal. A persistent metallic taste may cause foods to taste wrong or ‘off’, and generate a bitter aftertaste from even the tastiest of meals. The presence of a metallic taste in the mouth is not usually the sign of something serious but it can seriously affect your wellbeing.
Get rid of gum disease and the metallic taste by brushing twice a day – make sure you include the tongue. You can also try rinsing your mouth with a salt and water solution, or a baking soda and water mix, to clear germs that make gum disease a reality.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
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Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi,
Thanks for your query,
Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders. Bleeding gums are mainly due to inadequate plaque removal from the teeth at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called gingivitis, or inflamed gums.
If plaque is not removed through regular brushing and dental appointments, it will harden into what is known as tartar. Ultimately, this will lead to increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum and jawbone disease known as periodontitis. Other causes are Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, scurvy, leukemia, Vitamin k deficiency.
What to do now, practice night hygiene before sleeping and avoid eating too late in the night. Brush twice daily. Consult a dentist and/or a hematologist.
Regards
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Bleeding gums can be due to several conditions like plague and calculus deposition , scurvy , leukemia , platelet disorders .

Advice you to get a complete mouth scaling polishing and root planing done .
Take multivitamin tablets .
Use 0.2% of chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily .
Maintain a good oral hygiene.
Develop habit of brushing teeth daily with a soft bristle tooth brush .
Develop habit of using dental floss and interdental cleaners.

Diet plays a very important role in preventing such problems
Ensure you eat plenty of raw vegetables , fruits , Avoid carbonated and aeroted drinks
Drink plenty of water..

Take a panoromic x-ray and get your BT CT done.

Regards....
Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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  User's Response
Hi, Thanks for your query,,Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders. Bleeding gums are mainly due to inadequate plaque removal from the teeth at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called gingivitis, or inflamed gums.
If plaque is not removed through regular brushing and dental appointments, it will harden into what is known as tartar. Ultimately, this will lead to increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum and jawbone disease known as periodontitis. Other causes are Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, scurvy, leukemia, Vitamin k deficiency.

What to do now, practice night hygiene before sleeping and avoid eating too late in the night. Brush twice daily. Consult a dentist and/or a hematologist.
With best wishes, Regards, Dr.sharmila
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Hi, Thanks for your query,
Use local application of some over the counter liquid solution that contain astringens can help reduce bleeding of the gums.
Proper dental hygiene.
Use vitamin suppliment.
Brush teeth gently.
Avoid using alcohol containg mouthwashes.
for more detail consult to dentist.
regards ,Dr.Sharmila
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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