Our expert says:
It is possible that your son had a virus infection which caused the sores in his mouth and the bleeding gums. I would recommend that you have him examined by your dentist so that he/she can advise you on what to do - how to brush the teeth so as not to damage the presently fragile gums and what mouthwash he should use (TCP may be too harsh). So take him to the dentist ASAP. Make sure that he is getting sufficient vitamin C (citrus fruits, pawpaw, guavas, strawberries and other berries, spanspek, the cabbage family, sweet green peppers) to help the gums to heal.
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