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Bleeding in mouth, loose teeth, difficulty breathing, bad breath, ear pain. Help

Dec 2012
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hello my father is having some blood when he gets up from sleep during the night sometimes or morning time.. he said that, his teeths are aparting from the gums.. hes having hard time breathing...he used mouth wash .. he feel little better but im really worry as to why ishe getting some blood when he get up from sleep.. it doesnt happen during the day.. just when hes sleeping and wake up from sleep..he has bad breath and teeths. his ears are hurting too...please reply fast
Posted Wed, 14 Aug 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 1 hour later

Thanks for posting i behalf of your father,

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. Bad mouth odor will normally still come from the same infection.
In any case, it is clear that your father is suffering from an infection which can be either tooth- or gum-related. Other possible causes are Leukemia, Scurvy, Vitamin K deficiency etc. Your father will need to visit a dentist/doctor to determine the actual cause.
You father should brush his teeth gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush after every meal. The dentist may recommend rinsing with salt water or hydrogen peroxide and water. Avoid using commercial, alcohol-containing mouthwashes, which aggravate the problem. Feeling pains in your ears could simply be radiation of pain which actually is coming from the tooth.
He needs dental consultation.

Hope this helps and wish you the best.
Dr. Nsah
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Follow-up: Bleeding in mouth, loose teeth, difficulty breathing, bad breath, ear pain. Help 20 minutes later
thank u doc. well he doesnt have weight loss or fever. he works night shift. hes doing well expect his teeths problems. he get little bit of blood when he gets up... its never expect when het get up in morn.
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 2 minutes later
Ok, you are welcome. Then he should get his teeth and gums checked by a dentist as the problem is most probably coming from his gums.

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