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Gum Problem

My gums are bleeding intermittently for quite some time. It is getting sore recently and at times I am not able to eat properly. Please suggest me appropriate steps to resolve this.
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Bleeding gums is a sign of underlying problems and need attention of the dentist. Find time for a clinical Evaluation of the condition and care  ASAP. Tc
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Dr. Chaitra V. Bangalore | Dental Surgeon
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bleeding gums is a sign that u have not maintained ur oral hygiene. there r other reason y u will have bleeding gums. give ur complete history of ur medical condition n t drugs u r taking. after which dentist will take necessary steps to clean ur teeth
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Dr. Hiren Patel Bangalore | Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentist
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There are so many causes of bleeding gums -
- brushing too hard
- poor oral hygiene.
- vitamin deficiency
- taking blood thinners or other medications
- bleeding or clotting disorders
- mouth sores
- other medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, leukemia or scurvy

few advice to stop bleeding gums--
- visit to a dentist for professional cleaning once in a year
- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth.
- floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque.
- control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress.
- rinse with salt water to keep the area clean.
- Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth.
- stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums.
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