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Suffer from bleeding gums, loose teeth and swelling. Any permanent solution?

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I am having following problem with my teeth and gums.. please let me know if there is any permanent solution for same.

bleeding gums (gums bleed when you brush or floss)
bad breath
have an unpleasant taste in your mouth
gums are tender, red or swollen
loose teeth.
feeling pain or discomfort when chewing
teeth are sensitive to hot or cold foods or beverages
health has declined
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello,
Bleeding gums could be due to poor oral hygiene. You should get your teeth scaled once in 6 months. Brush your teeth twice daily, floss your teeth once daily. Use a mouth wash twice daily. Massage your teeth by finger after brushing. Loose teeth could be due to bone loss around the teeth. You should get an OPG xray done to determine the extent of bone loss. A flap surgery along with placement of bone graft will help in solving the problem. Sensitivity is associated with your periodontal problems. Consult a Periodontist immediatly.
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Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for writing in.
Your teeth and gums are severely affected with gum infection which has progressed into periodontitis.
Get a thorough clinical examination with your dentist.
Get scaling and root planning done.
Splinting can be done to make your loose teeth firm.
aBRADED or eroded teeth can be contoured using tooth coloured restorative material.
Take analgesics after consulting with your dentist.
Gargle using chlorhexidine mouthrinses.
Use soft-interdental toothbrush to clean your teeth twice daily.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Hello dear
All the signs and symptoms you explained are indicating towards pyorrhoea or chronic periodontitis.You need to consult a periodontist i.e. gum specialist who can perform flap operation along with complete cleaning of all teeth. This will correct your problems of bad breath, bleeding gums, sensitivity, discomfort of chewing etc.In the mean while start massaging your gums with a gum paint available OTC.Do warm saline rinses three times a day.
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Dr. Amit k. Gaba
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Bleeding gums occurs due to inflammation of gums known as GINGIVITIS, it shows symptoms such as redness, swelling and pain, sensitivity, recession of gums, exposure of root surfaces of tooth.

I would suggest you to visit Dentist and get the checkup done.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing and root planing.
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles tiwce daily.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Maintain good oral hygiene, use soft bristle toothbrush and brush teeth twice daily, develop habit of using interdental cleaners and dental floss.
Take a balanced diet, and drink lots of water.

Hope this helps out.

Regards....
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

The symptoms you have mentioned are indicative of periodontitis .

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, 23 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Bleeding gums are the signs of gingival inflammation known as gingivits.
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 wateror antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine. Use of Sensodyne toothpaste helps to reduce sensitive to hot or cold foods or beverages.
Regards.
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi,
This condition is GINGIVITIS which worsens further into PERIODONTITIS leading to tooth loss in worst scenario.
start brushing twice daily with mild brush in a circular manner. use warm saline rinses to rinse with it every day twice after brushing.
some time bleeding is due to vit. C Deficiency, increace intake of citrus fruits and salads or take vit c supplements.
bleeding can also be there due to hormonal changes.
visit a dentist for teeth cleaning
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Aman Bhatia 's  Response
Thanks for writing
I agree with most of the answers said above but i would like you to visit your dentist and ask for a periodontist( Gum Specialist) the features you said is purely of periodontitis either chronic or aggressive form...
line of treatment will be

proper evaluation of your gingival status
X ray Opg
Scaling and root planning
Curettage or flap surgery with or without bone graft depending upon bone loss.
oral hygiene instructions
follow up

thank you
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Mrunal Meshram's  Response
hi there
thank you for sharing your concern in HCM forum
all the symptoms you have described are of gingivitis ,pyorrhea , periodontitis.
I would suggest you to visit a dentist for thorough clinical examination.
get scaling , polishing , root planning done .
get OPG done to check the extent of bone loss , according to that , treatment can be done
do maintain good oral hygiene now
do antibacterial mouth rinses at bedtime
warm saline rinses after every meal
start with vitamin c supplements
hope this will help
take care
regards
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Satish Singh's  Response
hello,
thanx for writing in..
the symptomes u described above clearly suggest that u are suffering from the desease called periodontitis, for the proper care of the same u shuold visit the periodontist and get ur oral prophylaxis done, u should also get the proper oral hygiene measures as well, u can get ur healthy teeth back...
all the best, thanx
Answered: Sun, 11 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Prachi Mishra's  Response
HI THERE
YOUR ORAL HEALTH SUGESTS THAT YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM PERIODONTITIS...
FIRST OF ALL WHAT YOU NEED IS TO GET COMPLETE ORAL CHECK UP DONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND GET SCALING AND ROOT PLANING DONE WITH YOUR TEETH.
START TO MAINTAIN GOOD ORAL HYGIENE BY BRUSHING YOUR TEETH TWICE DAILY.
DO WARM SALINE RINSES 3-4 TIMES DAILY..
TAKE ANTIBIOTIC LIKE DOXICYCLINE 100MG TWICE FIRST DAY AND THEN ONCE A DAY FOR ONE WEEK ALONG WITH METRONIDAZOLE 400MG THRICE DAILY AND IBUPROFEN 400MG THRICE DAILY . ALSO TAKE VITAMIN B COMPLEX CAPSULES ONCE DAY...
I AM SURE THAT YOU WILL FEEL BETTER AFTER A WEEK..
FRIEND I WILL SUGGEST TO GET YOUR BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL CHECKED BECAUSE TESE SYMPTOMS CAN BE DUE TO DIABETES ALSO...
THANK YOU
Answered: Sat, 10 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Souranjita Chattopadhyaya's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for choosing HCM,

All the symptoms you have mentioned indicates gingivitis which has been progressed to periodontitis...

Accumulation of calculus srrounding the teeth causes this thing to happen...

Now whole mouth scaling,polishing is required...and any furthur treatment will be decided on the basis of your oral condition...

Take proper course of antibiotic under prescription...

Brush twice daily...

Do warm saline rinses 3-4 times/day....

Get your proper treatment done...

Wish you good health...

Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Palvi 's  Response
hi...
thanks for the query...
all above symptoms you mentioned are due to periodontitis...
and the permanent solution is maintenance of good oral hygiene after proper treatment...
visit your dentist... do for scaling and root planing first... most of the symptoms will subside at this stage only...
after this go for proper radiographic examination... go for surgical procedures like bone regeneration and resective procedures wherever required (after proper medical examination)...
maintenance phase after this is utmost important... brush twice daily after meals... visit your dentist after every 6 months for regular checkups...
for sensitivity you can use any desensitizing tooth paste...
take care...
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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