Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Annonymous | 2009/07/16

Q.

bleeding

hi doc, pls advise why it is that my gums bleed all the time when brushing them.
i go to the dentist atleast every 3rd month but they always just prescribe me an anti-biotic which def helps but prob only for a bout 2months.
pls advise what the problem could be or what i could do or use for it.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

most gum bleeding is caused by gingivitis or periodontal disease.
sometimes a scaling alone is not enough. have xrays taken to see whether you suffer from periodontal disease. if so further treatment will be necessary.
make sure you are brushing and flossing correctly

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