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The skin behind my two front teeth are bleeding when I

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brush. Its like when I've...
The skin behind my two front teeth are bleeding when I brush. Its like when I've bitten into a piece of pizza with a hot piece of sausage on it and the skin swelled up. Usually when this has happened in the past the swelling would go away in a few days. I've tried to aviod brushing and also gargled with salt water. Still no help. It's been about a month now and does not seems to be getting much better. the swelling has increased a bit, but the bleeding is not as bad. It really doesn't hurt much, but is very annoing. and the bleeding does concern me.
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DearCustomer
Bleeding may be the result of a variety of different issues-- among them gum disease, a periodontal abscess, a vascular lesion such as a pyogenic granuloma, or chronic physical trauma from contact with the lower incisors if there is a deep anterior bite.
A proper means of management necessarily depends on identifying the cause. It is for this reason that you need to schedule a formal diagnostic session with your dentist. After the nature of the problem has been determined, the appropriate therapeutic course can then be determined.
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