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Bleeding gums

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  • Posted By: suzcunny
  • February 24, 2007
  • 11:45 AM

Hi, I have had bleeing gums for a number of years now and if i suck at my teeth I have a tongue full of blood. My gums are not sore no bad breath as such and the blood tastes tinny. I also suffer from ulcers. Can anything be causing this? Thank you for your help

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  • are your gums receding?(can you see more tooth than you used to?)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 00:55 PM
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  • Maybe a little but not drastically and they are not swollen red or sore in fact they are quite pale. I thought it was gintivitus or however you spell it but even after treatment its still happening
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 01:07 PM
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  • are you a smoker?how old are you?
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  • I am experiencing exactly the same thing. I think I have been for sometime, perhaps 6 months, but in the last week or so it has been really noticeable. If I rinse my mouth out in the morning there is quite a lot of blood but as you describe, no pain and my gums look slightly pale. I have good oral hygiene and a decent diet. I'm only young, 20 years old.Suppose this is only a question that can be answered with a maybe, but could it be my misuse of certain drugs causing this? I have read that certain drugs can cause bleeding gums but unfortunately it was only prescription drugs I could find information about.Would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.
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  • Have you had a full blood count done recently to check your iron levels? Bleeding and pale gums can be an indicator of anaemia. You could also be zinc deficient. Do NOT start any treatment of these medications without proof that is the cause because these drugs can cause problems if you arte not deficient in them especially iron.
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  • A friend of mine had the same problem and found that this special toothpaiste http://www.cuprident.com/gumprob which is designed to combat bleeding gums helped out a lot.Cathy
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  • I would also like to know if taking drugs causes your gums to bleed, not drugs as in prescribed drugs but as in drugs you'd take on a night out etc.....
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  • Ive had this as well, i was getting worried it was HIV or mouth cancer but apparentley not. Seem to get worse whenever i quit smoking, any ideas?
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  • I have had this before. The pale gums are a sure symptom of low iron. Also Lack of Vitamin C causes bleeding from the gums. I have to take Vit C every day or it comes back. I got so Vit C deficient I actually was getting spontaneous nosebleeds several times a week also!! Then I read about the symptoms online and possible causes and haven't had any trouble since I started supplimenting with C. Yes, recreational drug use definitely depletes your body of Vitamin C as does many prescription drugs. Good Luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 14, 2007
    • 01:40 AM
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  • I have the same problem, bleeding gums when I brush my teeth, then I can suck my teeth and a mouthful of blood will be there, it's really not nice. Im 21 and Im a smoker, I use mouth wash called corsadyl, It works well to an extent, I hate the dentist and I also have pale gums.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2008
    • 02:27 AM
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  • I had same problem since last 10 years, i am 27. I am not smoker. but using EPILEPCY mdicine at night. But this problem gone after my shoulder surgery. totally. even the bad smell from mouth also finished. I believe it was due to heavy Antibiotic Injections those given by the doctor after my shoulder surgery for seveal day. It was for bacteria, may be due to those injections, my mouth bacterial infection (long) also gone. I believe its due to also, when you sleep early after having food and dont walk at night. or use HARD tooth Brush. I use now only soft tooth brush and keep my teeth clean all the times by doing brush 2 times a day. morning and before sleep but softly.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2009
    • 02:08 PM
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  • Hi,Gingivitis is an advanced stage of gum disease and Its a most common cause for bleeding gums. The initial stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis in which gums become swollen and tender. but its a serious disease that results in damage to the bone. So I would recommend you to see your dentist as early as possible.
    johnoct123 1 Replies
    • October 7, 2009
    • 11:14 AM
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  • I've been having mild symptoms like this for a few years on and off. I spoke with my Doctor who really didn't want to know and said it was a dental problem - IE he didn't want to do blood tests etc.Now I went to see the dentist for other stuff (mainly a dental clean and a filling) but while there he confirmed my gums were in a bad way and I probably had been caused by the amount of sugar in my diet. In fact he noticed I have a very sugary diet before he even looked in my mouth just by the colour of my teeth.Anyway he told me to use Corsodyl mouth wash. I don't know if it's available in the USA or what name it would be under but in the UK it's called corsodyl and its available for about £3. I was very skeptical but bought it. You need to use it twice a day and it tastes absolutely disgusting (so much so that even the instructions warn you of it!). Anyway being a little impatient it did nothing for me initially except make me have a real bad taste in my mouth all the time. After about 2-3 weeks I suddenly realised that my gums were not bleeding when I was brushing my teeth. Hooray.... relief - I'm normal again!I used the stuff for an entire month and at the same time stopped drinking sugary drinks. I now drink tap water only. I do sometimes have a can of fizzy drink (soda to you americans) but very rarely and I always tip my head back so that it passes my teeth - or I use a straw.I must say though that its very easy to bring back the bleeding - 2 sugary drinks or a few too many chocolate bars can bring it back almost instantly.I now keep the mouth wash in the bathroom and use it every few days. I don't use it daily as I really should due to the taste but I'll use it at least 3 times per week and it has made a MASSIVE difference.Before I started using the stuff my front teeth would always have blood around them on a daily basis. I'd get up, look in the mirror and they'd be covered. Brush my teeth and the rush would start. Go to work and always be paranoid about them bleeding etc.Since using this stuff my confidence about my teeth has greatly improved. If they do bleed now (yes they still do if I have too much sugar) its only at night or when I brush my teeth.
    dinky1 11 Replies
    • October 24, 2009
    • 00:03 PM
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  • I wake with bad bleeding gums everyday, my gums bleed during the day, been to both dentist and doc had blood test and xray, no swelling or pain, surely so much bleeding everyday is not right, doctor and dentist must be missing something but what? been on a few medcines inc vitC nothing has helped, i smoke and am 30
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  • I had bad cough and when I awake each morning i spit mucus mixes with some of blood and the blood is fresh in color. After i rinse my mouth the bleeding goes away but it returns sometimes every other day. This has been happening for about 5 days now. Could this be sinusitis infection also? Thank you
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  • Ive had this as well, i was getting worried it was HIV or mouth cancer but apparentley not. Seem to get worse whenever i quit smoking, any ideas?ya me too when i quit smoking
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 14, 2011
    • 00:11 AM
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  • Bleeding gums are mainly due to inadequate plaque removal from the teeth at the gum line. This will lead to a condition called r inflamed gums.If plaque is not removed through regular brushing and dental appointments, it will harden into what is known as tartar. Ultimately, this will lead to increased bleeding and a more advanced form of gum and jawbone disease known as periodontitis.Other causes of bleeding gums include:Any bleeding disorderBrushing too hardHormonal changes during pregnancyIll-fitting denturesImproper flossingInfection, which can be either tooth- or gum-relatedUse of blood thinners
    peter01 10 Replies
    • October 1, 2011
    • 10:42 AM
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