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Bleeding from the mouth after brushing. Should I be concerned?

I was brushing my teeth tonight and I noticed blood when a spat out the toothpaste. I finished brushing my teeth, and cleared my throat , however I was still spitting a little bloody for about 5 to 10 minutes after. I couldn t notice a bleed coming from my gums, it only started after I was brushing. Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
It is certainly not healthy to have bleeding gums especially after you just cleaned your teeth. Bleeding gums is a serious symptom of gum disease that you should address right away.You should always have a regular checkup with your dentist to see your overall dental condition. He therefore can treat you if he sees anything wrong with your gums. Do not attempt to self medicate, it is much safer if you consult a doctor and inquire have the condition checked.
Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Preet Kaur's  Response
hi there

thanks for the query.

as you say blood oozed when you were brushing it means your gums and teeth need a professional cleaning in dental office. 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 (half cup Luke warm water + half tbs table salt). 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 b there due to hormonal changes in teenage.

visit a dentist for TEETH cleaning.


Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Thanks for your query.
I read your query, as you provided the detail is not clear,like you did not mentioned that, 1.when you have gone for scaling last time?
2.Do you maintain your oral hygiene properly?
3.Do you have pain in any of your teeth?
4.Do you have bad breath also?
5.Your tooth brush is hard/medium/soft/ultra soft?
Any ways i will suggest you-
1.Brush your teeth very gently for 3-4 minutes twice daily.
2.Use soft tooth brush.
3.Maintain good oral hygiene.
4.Use chlohex plus mouth wash for 15 days.
5.Regular dental checkups after every 6 months.
6.Get the scaling done,if needed.
Nothing to get worried and visit to a dentist and get the thorough examination done and take a proper treatment accordingly.
Take care.
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to ask you whether you have swollen gums?? Its a sign of gingivitis that results due to poor oral hygiene & causes bleeding gums.
You need to go for oral prophylaxis & maintain proper oral hygiene by regular brushing & flossing.
Start using chlorhexidine mouthwash once daily half an hour after brushing for 15 days.
Also take vit. C tablets. If problem is not related to teeth then concern general physician.

Take Care
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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  Anonymous's Response
bleeding from gums while brushing is one of the most common symptom of gingivitis. gingivitis is one of commonest dental problem.
It Signifies that your teeth are dirty...there must be hard deposits on the lingual (inner) side of your lower front teeth.
its the time you should go for scaling (cleaning of teeth), afterwards you should maintain your oral hygiene.
this can be accomplished by regular use of dental floss & brushing twice daily with short circular strokes of the brush on your teeth
you should also use a tongue cleaner to clean your tongue.

Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Hello there.... bleeding from gums is a very common complaint.... if it has been a long time that you have your teeth cleaned...please get it have deposits getting accumulated on the tooth surface...this causes inflammation of the gums leading to its swelling...Mildest of the stimulation would also result in bleeding... there are other factors as well for the gum enlargement...apart from that when your taste buds are enlarged your brushing will also stimulate bleeding....get yourself examined by your dental surgeon...Nothing to worry...
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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  User's Response
Yes, if it was fresh blood. Doctors now say that gums problems are indicators of other weaknesses in tissues and organ especially the heart. How old are you? Take NATURAL Vit C from the health food store with BIOFLAVINOIDS 500 mg of each. Floss your teeth, does that make it bleed also? Was it really 10 minutes after because that is a LONG time! Are you sure you didnt cough it up from your lungs? That would be a big concern also!
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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