Gums problem

Malaysia
November 18, 2012 7:31pm CST
I had problems with my gums. When brushing my teeth, my gums bleed. I not brush my teeth strongly. My gums are also being eroded. I am very worried about this situation. Does anyone ever have aproblem like this?
11 responses
@romzee (937)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
bleeding gum - Gingivitis is the most common cause of bleeding gum.
There are many causes of bleeding gums. But the most common is gum disease. Gingivitis in which gums become swollen and tender is the first stage. Bleeding usually occurs during brushing or eating. Periodontal disease is another case wherein irritation of the gum occurs due to accumulation of plaque. I have encounter gingivitis problem before and the best results you can do is instead of using ordinary toothpaste for brushing why not use instead gum paste,this are toothpaste specially formulated for people having gum problems. But for periodontal disease the best way is to see your dentist and have him eradicate those irritating plague that accumulated on your teeth. Have a nice day. Ciao!
• Malaysia
19 Nov 12
What is gum paste? Yeah better i see a dentist first before i do something else.
@francesca5 (1344)
21 Nov 12
I would add the advice of going to a dentist, but also good dental hygience and healthy eating helps. sad, but true. using dental floss, and a good quality mouthwash should help, especially the dental floss, which is an incredibly boring thing to do, but it really does work. you probably have a build up a plaque around your gums, but as well as seeing a dentist you can do small things yourself to improve the situation.
22 Nov 12
someone above suggested it could be shortage of vitamin c, which causes scurvy, which is what sailors used to get, and their teeth fell out. I doubt that is the problem, but if you think maybe you aren't eating enough fruit and vegetables it would be worth increasing them. have a look online, there is lots of advice, some useful, some not so useful, but i had toothache recently and didn't want to go to the dentist, so i did an online search and discovered the eating cashew nuts and mangoes kills the sort of bacteria that is found in tooth infections, and it worked. so try a bit of self help while you are saving up, dentists tend to just do invasive treatment anyway.
• Malaysia
22 Nov 12
That why i want see a dentist but right now i dont have a money, i dont know how much they charge. After i have some money i want to see a dentist.
• Malaysia
26 Nov 12
Aaa i forgot. I not eat a lot of fruit sometime i not eat vegetable. Maybe that why my gums not stable.
@lampar (7584)
• United States
26 Nov 12
It is a sign of certain vitamin deficiency and oral disease, what you realy need right away is to pay a visit to a dental clinic immediately, seek out the advicce of the dentist, she /he can explain in great detail of the necessary step you need to take after an examination, you are still in the early stage of your dental problem, there is still much you can do to save your teeth, take my advice and pay a visit to the dentist now before you lose all your teeth in coming month, if you continue fail to follow some oral hygiene measures recommended by the dentist, you can lose all your teeth along with your eroded gum line.
@lampar (7584)
• United States
27 Nov 12
It is no doubt scary , my friend! I am sure no body want to lose all the teeth no matter young or old. But if you don't do something to stop the gum erosion process, then soon it will not be able to hold on to your teeth, and becoming too weak to keep them in place. They will fall off your mouth slowly as it is getting much serious as day go by if you continue to have a lesser amount of gum remain cause by the bacteria.
• Malaysia
27 Nov 12
Woo that is to scary! I dont want to lose my teeth in young age.
@DoctorDidi (7018)
• India
26 Nov 12
You might have pyorrhoea or vitamin C deficiency. You should better seek the advice of a dentist and that too as early as possible.
• India
30 Nov 12
Do not neglect it and immediately consult a dentist.
• Malaysia
27 Nov 12
Yeah. I see my gums start eroded in age 21. I tell my sister but she say that is because you brush to strongly and she say she also have that problem.
@karlim (122)
• Singapore
19 Nov 12
Hi Akamarukei, I hope you're feeling better, some time bleeding gum are caused by gingivitis or bacteria plaque. You can floss your teeth before/after you brush and then Listerine. =D
• Malaysia
19 Nov 12
Yeah colour of my teeth also become yellow maybe because i very like to drink tea. What is floss?
@deazil (4723)
• United States
21 Nov 12
Here is a very good site with helpful remedies for gum problems http://earthclinic.com/CURES/gum_disease.html When I was a teenager (many years ago) my dentist told me that for mouth infections to use 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 2 parts water to rinse my mouth with. Don't swallow it. Rinse your mouth thoroughly and spit it out. I have used this over the years for toothaches and any other problems I've had. It works every time. Peroxide is very antibacterial and is good for many things. That site I gave you has many natural remedies that work. Check it out.
@deazil (4723)
• United States
22 Nov 12
You're welcome. Thanks for commenting!
• Malaysia
22 Nov 12
Thanks for that site and for natural remedies. :)
@Iriene88 (5343)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 12
Yes, I am facing the same problem too. My dentist said I have sensitive gum. It easily bleed when I brush my teeth. Therefore I have to use sensitive toothbrush, toothpaste for sensitive gum, have to take extra care when I brush my teeth. last 2 days I am having toothache too.
@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
You should have your tooth checked as soon a possible. You might just see a small cavity on the tooth, but once the dentists looks into it using his instrument, the damage might be bigger. Coz you see, the dentinal tubules of the teeth is in an inverted cone direction. So that being said, the apex of the cone is towards the surface of the teeth and the wider part is in the inside of the tooth.
• Malaysia
19 Nov 12
Oww that not good, in my case it's still not very bad, it just bleed sometime, i want to change my toothbrush to oral b.
@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
You've got a gum problem called gingivitis. This is a periodontal disease that involves the underlying tissues of your teeth. This is caused when plaque (accumulated food debris) sinks in between your gums and teeth. The best way to get rid of this is go to your dentist and have a interperiodontal scaling. It is cleaning your teeth with an electric probe via vibration to get rid of the plaque and calcular deposits that has build up overtime.
• Malaysia
19 Nov 12
That is hurt? I afraid to see a doctor hehe. After this i must take care of my teeth.
@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
No, it is not painful at all. The probe works with the vibration and so the dentist just needs to lightly touch the plaque or calcular deposit and it will be broken into pieces then all you need to do is gargle and spit it out. Don't be alarmed, though if you see some blood when you spit out water. It is natural. If however, your dentist tells you that you have severe gingivitis, he will put some medications on your gums to help it heal then you need to make us of a special toothpaste for your sensitive teeth. Your teeth would be a bit sensitive most especially if the plaque has gone down to almost the roots of your teeth. So what you need is to have a good oral hygiene. After brushing, consider using a dental floss as well as an oral antiseptic. I am sure your gums will be back to normal. That procedure I mentioned to you is the easiest job a dentist can do. You can only feel slight pain if the calcular deposit is hard to remove or if the dentist do not have light hands. I enjoyed doing that to our patients back in College. I would do about 3 patients in a day as long as their are patients available. Unfortunately, I did not pursue a career in Dentistry.
@Shavkat (136100)
• Philippines
19 Nov 12
Maybe you are having lack of vitamin c. Better yet, consult a dentist to give more appropriate advise from him. Good day!
• Malaysia
19 Nov 12
Maybe, i dont know because i not see a dentist yet.
@gilenie (190)
27 Nov 12
We had the some problem, i had it for so many years til i finally find the right dentist that really treated me well. They call it gingivitis but if its more serious its periodentitis a swollen gums.In my case what my dentist done was a root canal where she happen to find out there is a pus formation on my nerve of my tooth that cause my gums to be swollen..I was bit sorry cos i didn't go immediately to the dentist, if i was just that more early it will not be worsen like this now, cos til now i had some swollen gums, and still undergoing the treatment of root canal. But good thing its not that worst case like to have open surgery of gums, no not this.But im in a process of healing already dentist told me in a few more months all ill be ok. And gums will be fine with just continue medications, vitamins for gums all will be fine.
• Malaysia
27 Nov 12
Wow that very serious. I hope you can fast to recovery and fine.
26 Nov 12
Bleeding gums when brushing is a sign of gum disease. If you have not undergone professional cleaning then there is a high chance that you have gingivitis (gums involved) or something worse called periodontitis (this involves not only the gums but also the structures surrounding the tooth). It is because the tartar (hardened plaque composed of bacterial colonies) cannot be removed with just brushing. You need the help of a dentist to remove the tartar and regain the health of your gums.