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My 3 year old sons gums bleed evertime i brush his teeth

hi my 3 year old sons gums bleed evertime i brush his teeth and as soon as i touch his gums he screams in pain they swell up this has been going on for months screams with pain what could this be
Asked On : Tue, 8 Feb 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics 's  Response
Hi, i just hope you are not applying too much pressure while brushing your son's teeth. There may be some calculus deposit leading to the swelling of gums and since you are unable to brush the teeth properly, the condition is getting aggravated due to increase in plaque accumulation. Please consult a dentist, a pedodontist preferrably. Thorough scaling and use of a gum astringent should resolve the proble. Take care!
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Dentist Dr. Jenkins sahayam P's  Response
swollen gums could also be the result of hidden cavities that attracts plaque or themselves infected, do check your child with a dentist
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