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Sore mouth ulcers, painful bleeding gums after drinking. What could be wrong ?

After a night out drinking with friends etc, i had lots of sore mouth ulcers in the morning, my gums bled terribly and they also seem to be wearing away and going mushy and white. its extremely painful and I ve never had any problems like this befor, this was 2 weeks ago and seems to be gradually getting worse, especially the gum bleeding . Ive tried using lots of toothpaste, mouthwash , painkillers, salt water, baking soda , painkillers etc and the ulcers have gone down but the gums have not repaired themselves and continue to bleed terribly, do you know what could be wrong?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Oct 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics 's  Response
There may be plaque accumulation and tartar just under the gums where they meet the teeth
you need medication against the specific bacteria causing gum bleeding,which is usually the earliest sign of gum disease(Gingivitis) and also a professional cleaning from a Dental surgeon.
If the oral ulcers are persistent may need to rule out other possibilities by your Dentist.Keep using mouth washes till you meet the Dentist
Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Geoffrey Ward's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
Based on what you have spoken about it sounds like you have acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG). This is a condition caused by a bacterial infection in your gums. This tends to occur when under large amounts of stress, becoming medically compromised or having poor oral hygiene. You need to be seen by your dentist, have a thurough cleaning and be placed on antibiotics to get rid of the infection. Brushing and flossing will help but you need the assistance of dental intervention by a dentist to help improve you situation.

Best wishes and good health.

Dr. Ward
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Saumya Khanna's  Response
hi, you are having swelling in your gums which is referred as gingivitis there can be many causes behind it, start using an ultrasoft toothbrush and rinse your mouth with warm saline water 4-5 times daily (1 tsp salt in 1 glass water) also massage your gums with tan-x gel before sleeping at night. As for the ulcers use a good pain releiving gel like mucopain. If your gums are turning white it may a kind of fungal infection in the mouth which can be treated by applying topical antifungal medication. If the problem soes not resolve after a week of doing this you need to visit your dentist and get a biopsy done.
Take care
Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome,
bleeding gums are due to inflammed gums or gingivitis.
heavy calculus or plaque gets deposited in between your teeth.there is pseudopocket,loss of epithelial attachment and periodontal destruction with bone loss.
gums are soft and swollen due to inflammation.
visit your dentist and get deep scaling done.root planning and curettage can be done in required teeth.
pus has to be drained out using gracey curettes if present.
bone grafting can be done in case of teeth with bone loss.
sore mouth ulcers are aphthous ulcers and it can be treated by-
tab.flanzen-10 mg,thrice daily for 3 days
tab.wysalone-5mg,thrice daily for 3 days
use soft interdental toothbrush and dental floss to clean your teeth
make sure your brush touches all aspects of teeth.
use chlorhexidine mouthrinses and saline gargle frequently.
take tab.doxycycline-100 mg once daily for 7 days,to make your gums intact,firm and resilient.
Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Udaykumar Bondre's  Response
Hello & welcome,
Generalized Bleeding & swollen gums are clear indication of having Gingivitis which is nothing but the infection & inflammation of gingiva due to accumulation of plaque in gigival sulcus ( where gingiva meets tooth surface ).
Improper cleaning habits usually leads to the same condition. But here, you are having ulcers,too.
Ulcers may be due to stress or any other underlying systemic condition which may be diagnosed & treated accordingly.
Deficiency of vitamins which might sometimes be caused by alcohol intake ( like vit. B12 ) is also responsible for presentation with ulcers.
Use of topical anesthetic gel or mouth wash, Antibiotics to prevent secondary infection & anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce inflammation is advised under dentist's supervision.
To know underlying cause of ulcers, you can go for detailed blood examination & rule out more severe conditions like anemia.
Maintain your oral hygiene with proper brushing techniques or get your teeth cleaned by a dentist.

Take care.
Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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