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What causes bleeding gums after teeth polishing?

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Question: Hi Doc,

I had bleeding gums
I visited dentist and they said it bcz of plague tar..calculus..
They did scaling and polishing of my teeth.. now my teeth is white and shiny
But..I get the blood occasionally from my gums still..what mabye the reason??

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Redeposition of plaque could be the reason.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for writing in.

It could be due to redeposition of plaque & calculus or some left over calculus.
Do gum massage with chlorhexidine & metronidazole gel for bleeding gums.
If problem still persists then ask your dentist for deep subgingival scaling as there might be some pocket formation.
Maintain proper hygiene by regular brushing & flossing.
Also use 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash 10 ml half an hour after brushing for better hygiene.
Visit your dentist every 6 months for regular check-up.

Hope I answered your query

Wishing you good health

Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Neha Sumra (28 hours later)
Thanks Doctor

I am using hexadine mouthwash
Can u please let me know the gel company name of metronidazole ??..I will use that too

Also what you mean by gum massage...?

I will use the above for 2 weeks to see..if gums are ok..otherwise will re visit the dentist again

Thanks
doctor
Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Its Rexidine M gel used for gum massage.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

You may use Rexidine M gel from mankind or Metrogyl DG gel.Use it for gum massage by applying with fingers on gums & massage for 5-10 min then rinse mouth.
If problem still persists visit your dentist.

Regards
Dr. Neha Sumra
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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What causes bleeding gums after teeth polishing?

Brief Answer: Redeposition of plaque could be the reason. Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing in. It could be due to redeposition of plaque & calculus or some left over calculus. Do gum massage with chlorhexidine & metronidazole gel for bleeding gums. If problem still persists then ask your dentist for deep subgingival scaling as there might be some pocket formation. Maintain proper hygiene by regular brushing & flossing. Also use 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash 10 ml half an hour after brushing for better hygiene. Visit your dentist every 6 months for regular check-up. Hope I answered your query Wishing you good health Regards Dr. Neha Sumra