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Dark red bumps between molars on gums, bleeding on brush. What should be done?

I have a very dark red bump between my 1st and 2nd molar on my gums. It doesn t go between my teeth , just in front. I had it checked out a month or so ago and my dentist said he can t find anything in the x-ray (taken 3 different times) so it s just something in my gums, nothing to do with a root or anything. Blood often comes out when I brush. Can you help me?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
dark red bump between 1st & 2nd molar which bleeds after brushing is more likely a Granuloma.
As dentist couldn't find any pathology in x-ray which is taken three times then involvement of periodontium is not the issue.
Yes, Granuloma has to be treated by excision & that excisional biopsy should be sent for examination.
Unless it excised, avoid forceful brushing as granuloma tend to bleed even on slight touch. Severity of bleed depends on the size & condition of granuloma.
Also get your teeth cleaned by dentist (scaling) to avoid secondary infections.

Take care.
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
it is probably due to pocket formation in between the two teeth. your dentist might be missing bone loss between the two teeth which is a very important sign .please recheck the xrays before going for biopsy .
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Saumya Khanna's  Response
Hi, actually the condition you are referring to is also called as granuloma, since it is a soft tissue lesion it is not visible in x-ray. It occurs due to any kind of allergic reaction, hormonal imbalance and several other causes. The treatment is to visit a periodontist and get it excised (removed) and sent for biopsy to know the underlying cause otherwise it can occur again.
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Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
the bump may be due to accumulation of plaque and food debris b/w the teeth.
there may be bone loss and periodontal pocket too.periodontal destruction and gingivitis cause bleeding gums.
visit a dentist and get deep scaling and root planning done.
get an x-ray and if there is severe bone loss,bone grafting has to be done.
if tooth is mobile ,inter dental wiring/splinting has to be done.
use soft-interdental brush and dental floss to clean interdental areas.
use chlorhexidine mouthwash to prevent accumulation of bacterial flora.
clean your mouth after every meals.brush your teeth twice daily.
take tab.doxycycline-100 mg,once daily for 7 days to make gingiva intact,firm and resilient.
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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