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My gums bleed when I floss. I went to dentist and she

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My gums bleed when...

My gums bleed when I floss. I went to dentist and she diagnosed that there is no infection as per the X-rays conducted. I still face the same problem and even have some foul smell sometimes.

Doctor's Assistant: Are you experiencing any swelling? Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss?

No swelling. Bleed when floss

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

No other medical history

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dental
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3/24/2018
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago
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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

When was the last time that you had your teeth cleaned at the dentists office?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
4 months
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

Did the bleeding just start or did you notice the bleeding even after the teeth were cleaned?

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

Is there a particular area that is bleeding? Can you upload a picture of this area?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Just started
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

Do you have any crowding of your teeth ? Can you upload a picture?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I'll load a picture
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

ok

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

Still waiting for the picture.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Picture uploaded
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

The picture is too dark and of too poor quality to see anything. Can you try again?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Here it is
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

Does the back tooth in the picture have a crown on it?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It has crown done post root canal
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

I see the redness on the tongue side of the crown.It could be that you have a bad margin on this crown or some leakage around it. It is hard to tell without seeing it clinically.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok. Thanks in case further questions then I'll come back to you.
Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

Try rinsing with some hydrogen peroxide 3% diluted 1:1 3 to 4 times a day. I would be glad to look at your X-rays if you have them to upload. There could be many causes for bleeding gums. The most common cause is gingivitis.

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Dentist: Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 3 months ago

Please leave a rating when you get a chance.You can always return to this thread without opening up a new question.

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