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How to treat bleeding gums?

My son went to Cancun about 2 years ago. 2 weeks after he got home he ran a 103* fever, stiffness in neck, painful gums, waking up with bleeding gums, receding gums, a bitter taste in his mouth and extremely tired. It lasts 3-5 days then goes away. His gums totally heal. He was having every 2 weeks for the 1st year, he thought it went away but the symptoms just came back after about 1 1/2 years and it is very painful. Parasite?
Fri, 8 Aug 2014
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Hi

Thanks for writing in.

You gums have got inflammed & that results in bleeding.
You need to go for deep subgingival scaling.
Maintain proper oral hygiene by regular brushing & flossing.
Use 0.2%chlorhex mouthwash once daily half an hour after brushing.
Consult physician for further treatment.

Regards
Dr Neha Sumra
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How to treat bleeding gums?

Hi Thanks for writing in. You gums have got inflammed & that results in bleeding. You need to go for deep subgingival scaling. Maintain proper oral hygiene by regular brushing & flossing. Use 0.2%chlorhex mouthwash once daily half an hour after brushing. Consult physician for further treatment. Regards Dr Neha Sumra