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Two year old having canker sore in the mouth, bleeding gums. Due to the viral infection?

Hi I have a two year old that is getting over a virus she did have some canker sores in her mouth about a week ago. I have recently noticed that her gums know bleed when she s asleep. Could this be due to the virus she had last week?? This has never happened before she got sick and we brush our teeth at least twice a day. Although while she was sick she would nt let us.
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Thank you for your query.

You mentioined that you maintain a good oral hygiene of your daughter which rules out gum disease. However, ulcers in the mouth can bleed. Just ensure that there are no fresh ulcers in the mouth. You also need to ensure that your daughter has not bitten her tongue while sleeping which may be bleeding. In case there is no evident cause of bleeding then an examination by a doctor will be the best course to know the reason.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter all the best.


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