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Decaying in tooth bone, bleeding from guns with swelling. What could be the cause and remedy?

Hello, I have dental problems, last month i had to remove one of my tooth (Upper), when i went to the doctor for the removal he told me that the toothbone has been decaying, i have been having bleeding in gums for a year now with swelling as well, now another of my teeth (incisor) is decying the same way , may i know what is the problem, and what is the solution so that my other teeths are safe rakesh ( YYYY@YYYY )
Sat, 17 Aug 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there,

Thanks for your query.

Swollen and bleeding gums may be because of various reasons,few of the are following-

1. Poor oral hygiene.
2. Nutritional deficiency.
3. Hormonal changes.
4. Vitamin-c deficiency.
5. Systemic problems like diabetes.

So i would suggest you go to a dentist and get the thorough examination done and take a symptomatic treatment.

Hope this will be helpful.

Take care.
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Hello there....There are two things I would like to suggest you....
Firstly as per your explanation it is clear that you have gum inflammation, called gingivitis...when there are deposits over the tooth surface, gum gets inflamed resulting in gum swelling...as the gums swell, the capillaries in the gums gets pushed to the surface and mild stimulation would result in bleeding....get your gums cleaned and gum astringent would be prescribed that would take care of you bleeding gums....
Secondly, if you have a decayed tooth get it restored....so that the further loss of the tooth structure wont necessitate its removal......
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Bleeding and swelling in the gums , decayed teeth are indicative of compromised oral health.

It is caused due poor oral hygiene ,improper brushing and flossing that leads to accumulation of bacterial plaque and calculus deep in the gum pockets and root surfaces of the teeth.

Gingivitis presents with symptoms of redness , bleeding gums , swelling , pain ,recession and sensitivity.

It needs to be treated by thorough professional deep scaling of gums and root planing of the teeth to remove all the irritants ,this will help in resolving the symptoms followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesics.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine which will help in maintaining good oral health.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
Hello,
First of all you have to find out the cause of bleeding and swollen gums. In most of the cases, it is due to poor oral hygiene or deposits. But sometimes it can be due to some deficiency like vitamin C or because of some hormonal changes at particular age like puberty gingivitis. But if you have in general unhealthy gums the you have to really maintain good oral hygiene. Getting cleaning done once is not gonna solve the problem. You have to go for regulars cleanings after every 6 months. Along with this maintain very good oral hygiene like brushing twice daily along with flossing. Do warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day and you can massage your gums with some good OTC gum paint. You can take vitamin C supplement which makes the gums healthy.
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Dentist Dr. Preet Kaur's  Response
hi there
thanks for the query.
as you wrote blood oozes when you were brushing or otherwise 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.
visit a dentist for TEETH cleaning.
thanx
regards
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Bleeding gums can occur due to various reasons like poor oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, hormonal changes, systemic conditions like diabetes, nutritional deficiencies.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the thorough checkup done, take anOPG x-ray of the mouth.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Apply metrogyl oral ointment topically over the gums.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello rakesh
bleeding gums may be due to various factors such as poor oral hygiene,nutritinal deficiency etc etc
swelling of gums i.e. hypertrophy of gingiva is also indicative of diabetes
bone loss (mobile teeth )may be indicative of of high blood pressure with common occurance in those who take nefidipine as antihypertensive drugs
in your case the bleeding from gums is probably due to gingivitis which is due to poor oral hygiene and since its been for a long time hence bone loss and convergance of gingivitis into periodontitis
so what i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your dentist and get a thorough scaling and root planing done if bone loss is minor or if the tooth is in grade 2 mobility than surgical approach may be required
in the meantime do following to maintain good oral hygiene
1.lukewarm saline rinses for 4-6 times daily particulary after meal
2.alcohol free mouthwash after breakfast
3.dont forget to brush your teeth before going to bed after dinner
4.use an antiseptic gum astringent like oracep or hiora after every rinse.TAKE a drop of astringent on your clean finger and gently massage the gums
hope that helps
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Mrunal Meshram's  Response
HELLO RAKESH
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR CONCERN HERE
BLEEDING FROM GUMS IS DUE TO A CONDITION CALLED GINGIVITIS(SWELLING OF GUMS).
IT CAN BE DUE TO POOR ORAL HYGIENE , PRESENCE OF IRRITANTS IN GUM TISSUES VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY , NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY OR EVEN IN DIABETES.
I WOULD SUGGEST YOU TO VISIT PERIODONTIST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE , TO GET THROUGH EXAMINATION .
TEETH CAN GET LOOSE BECAUSE OF UNHEALTHY GINGIVA.
YOU WILL HAVE TO GET SCALING , ROOT PLANNING (PROFESSIONAL CLEANING OF TEETH AND GUMS) DONE AND THEN MAINTENANCE OF GUM HEALTH WILL BE REQUIRED.
FOR THAT , DO LUKEWARM WATER RINSES AFTER EVERY MEAL.
USE GUM STRINGENT.
ANTIBIOTIC MOUTHWASH AT BEDTIME.
START WITH VITAMIN C SUPPLEMENTS.
HOPE YOU WILL FIND THIS HELPFUL
TAKE CARE

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