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Question
Posted by: Duel | 2004/10/24

Q.

sensitive gums

hi there, my lower gums are so sensitive all of a sudden, by my incisors and canines. If you press them they start to bleed, and when I brush my teeth they bleed for a couple minutes then they stop. Why is this? It's never happened before?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

Hi Duel

You most likely have a gingivitis. This happens when plaque accumulates under the gums ad cause an inflammation. If this goes untreated for a while the condition progresses to periodontitis (bone and supporting structures of the teeth affected as well).
See your dentist who will advise you further. You most likely need a cleaning.

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