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Bleeding form gums of one side. Have good dental hygiene. Cause?

I have a slight bleeding gum on my right side of my mouth, it s on the front right and I have only had it for one night and just noticed it. I am 21 years old, female and I had my wisdom teeth taken out in December, it healed very well, never had cavities, never had any gum bleeding before. I get my teeth cleaned every 4 months with no trouble. Why is it bleeding slightly now?
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Bleeding gums may be because of any occlusal trauma or ulceration due to deficiency or infection in the gums leading to hyperplasia or any foreign body in the gums can lead to inflammation followed by bleeding . So there is nothing to get worried about. See your dentist to rule out the exact cause for the bleeding in the gums .
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
There are few home remedies for bleeding gums. These are –
1.Brush your teeth daily minimum two times a day. Once in the morning after breakfast and once at bed time after dinner. You should also floss your teeth regularly so that the food impaction is not there.
2.Do warm saline rinses two to three times a day. You can use 2 % hydrogen peroxide diluted with water in the ratio of 1:4 as the mouth wash.
3.You can use baking soda with water. Apply it on the gums and then brush your teeth. Baking soda helps in decreasing the number of microbes in the mouth.
4.Some times the problem of bleeding gums is because of vitamin-C deficiency. It is also called as scurvy. In this case consume citrus fruits. Lemon water without sugar is also good.
5.Because of its good healing properties one can use aloe on the gums and teeth.
6.One can add a drop of tea tree oil in the tooth paste to prevent the occurrence of gum disease.
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vidya KR's  Response
Thanks for using the HCM. I am happy to address your questions, bleeding from gums could be due to harsh brushing, and i need to know that do you have any other bleeding problems, like bleeding from nose/ excessive bleeding during priods etc.. if its so u need to consult a physician. otherwise change your tooth brush regularly. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Thanks get well soon
Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Atwal Vikram's  Response

bleeding from gums no mater how slight is not normal and should be checked.

as you noticed bleeding only at a particular spot that means you don t have any generalized

physical cause like low platelet count or vitamin deficiency.

the only possible reason bleeding at that area can be food impaction in that area or not flossing


floss between those teeth which you noticed bleeding from. clean the interdental area and the bleeding wont appear again.

take care.
Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that bleeding from gums occasionally can be due to hard vigorous brushing.
Tooth brush injury can also result in bleeding gums.
Secondly it can be due to vitamin C deficiency.To get rid of this problem you need to take citrous food in your dietary habits like amla, lemon, orange.
Thirdly it can be due to some hormonal changes.
Still you should consult your dentist & go for complete dental check-up.You might be having caries or abscess in your teeth.
You also try to maintain proper oral hygiene by regular brushing & interdental flossing.

Take Care
Answered: Fri, 19 Oct 2012
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