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I have bleeding around one tooth. Seems to be behind it. I…

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I have bleeding around...

I have bleeding around one tooth. Seems to be behind it. I see the dentist regularly and had a checkup and cleaning about 3 weeks ago and all ok. Do not typically have bleeding gums.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you noticed any swelling in the gums? When was your last visit to the dentist?

No swelling. teeth cleaning and check up 3 weeks ago and all ok.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the dentist should know?

I recently started letrozol2.5 after breast cancer, I told my dentist at the check up.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dental
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Dentist: Root Canal Doctor, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 9 months ago
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Hi, if it is the last tooth in the arch it could just be an inflammatory response to debris and foods that have fermented and cause a localized inflammation. This is common when the spaces between gum (sulcus) and tooth are not debrided especially before going to bed for the night. The best thing to do now is to use either salt water rinses or hydrogen peroxide 1:1 ratio for rinsing. Getting a water pik is also a great aid in preventing localized bleeding and inflammation.

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