dental care


Question by  rctomista (5)

What could be the cause of bloody gums?

Do I need to see a dentist or a doctor?


Answer by  runnerbeans (374)

If you have chronically bleeding gums you should consult a dentist. It may be a sign of gum disease or infection. Make sure you are not brushing with a lot of force with a hard toothbrush.


Answer by  parakbaby (7)

There are many causes for bleeding gums and a dentist will be able to find the cause for your gums to mon cause are nutritional, and mouth sores,disease,medication,pregnancy,and gingivitis.


Answer by  steve12 (342)

Sure, visiting the doctor is always a good idea, but you might try something at home if you don't want or you can't go to the doctor. Bloody gums are very often caused by a deficiency of the vitamin C, so try to eat more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C, and after a while you should see results.


Answer by  Carrie55 (204)

That depends; if your gums bleed irregularly and only after brushing, then you may have just brushed harder than normal. However, gums that bleed more regularly could be a symptom of a greater problem, including gingivitis, a gum infection, cancer, and a host of issues. Yes - see a dentist.


Answer by  okcmouseketeer (779)

The most common reason is not brushing properly, ranging from brushing to hard or using a brush that doesn't have soft bristles. Only a dentist could tell you for sure.


Answer by  decomom (923)

The most likely cause of bleeding gums is gingivitis. This is easy to fix yourself with good dental care. Make sure you are brushing gently for 2 minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Adding a rinse such as Listerine may help as well.


Answer by  visira779 (269)

Gingivitis and Peridontal Issues are the major causes of bloody gums. Also, using the improper tooth brush and brushing your teeth too hard. And if, you have sensitive teeth too.

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