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Blood in saliva when sleeping or performing oral sex. What could this mean?

i have had this problem for awhile, I ignored it at first but now its really becoming a problem. I have blood , large traces of blood in my saliva . it occurs mostly while im sleeping. I wake up to a mouth full of blood filled saliva. I also notice it when i perform oral sex on my significant other. What could this possibly mean?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello & welcome,

Blood in the saliva which is seen when you wake up clearly indicates the presence of gingival infection called gingivitis.

It is directly associated with failure in maintaining oral hygiene to optimum level or due to faulty brushing & cleaning habits.

First , visit your dentist for proper clinical examination to find out any other related cause if any. Get your teeth cleaned (scaling) by dentist thoroughly.

Use soft tooth brush by applying light pressure against teeth surface.
Use antiseptic mouth wash for short period.
Even you can brush your teeth lightly after having your meals to remove any accumulated food debris which is difficult to remove with just gargles.

You can use gum paints along with Antibiotics to reduce the bleeding from gingiva.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Saumya Khanna's  Response
hi, from the symptoms described it seems to be a case of bleeding from your gums, it occurs when gums are swollen or infected. A thorough deep cleaning of the gums is advisable (root planing), also brush twice daily with soft bristled brush and rinse with warm saline water (1 tsp salt in 1 glass water) 5-6 times daily. For strenthening your gums apply a good quality gum paint before sleeping at night.
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Answered: Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Blood in saliva would most likely originate from a soft tissue infection. Have your dentist check it out. If it is a simple soft tissue infection, the combination of a proper scaling (cleaning) of the teeth, a chlorhexidine containing mouthwash and instructions on proper brushing and flossing techniques should sort out the problem.

In saying that, make sure your dentist eliminates any other possible causes for the blood in the saliva. Certain medications can also cause gum problems, so be sure to mention any medication that you are using.
Answered: Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
your teeth are badly affected with gum infection called gingivitis.
the bleeding is due to heavy plaque/food debris deposition.this made gums inflammed,soft and bleeding.there may be pseudopocket and loss of epithelial attachment and destruction of periodontal ligament.the teeth may be mobile .
visit your dentist and get thorough check-up.get deep scaling and root-planning done by your dentist.
use soft interdental toothbrush and dental floss to clean your teeth.
always brush your teeth twice daily,ie,in upper arch from top to bottom and in lower arch from bottom to up.
rinse your mouth after every meals.
also get blood investigation to rule out any medical problem underlying,like,epilepsy,diabetes etc.
use chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash to gargle.
Answered: Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
you are probably having pyorrhoea , the extent of which can be judged by oral examination. visit your dentist , if its pyorrheoa , go for oral prophylaxis and use some gum paints over the bleeding gums . they can really help in stopping bleeding from gums
Answered: Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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