My top gums are always bleeding

I have 2 large partials and caps on the rest of my teeth except 2. One is an implant and the other one is my own tooth top and bottom. My top gums are always bleeding.

I don't know exactly why. I brush my teeth twice a day. I take 2 antidepressants and lots of vitamins and minerals.

I don't know if it's something that I'm taking that's interrupting with the 2 antidepressants or what, I've been on these for 20 years.

Could it be my 2 bridges that are on top? I hate flossing and am afraid that the bridges will come lose or the caps will come off.

I also have some problems with the bridges coming lose and eventually falling out. My dentist glues them back in place. One to Three timres a year I'm on antibotics for infections.

One of my customers at work, his Mom had problems for years and had to have all her teeth pulled because she had similar problems.

Any ideas or information will be most helpful.

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Bleeding Gums
by: Sharon B., RDH


Bleeding gums are almost always a sign of gingivitis or gum disease. Brushing your gums toward the gumlines does help, but the bacteria lies deeper than that, down under the gums. The body works to destroy this bacteria when it is not thoroughly removed and begins bleeding as the antibodies rush into the area. The answer is flossing under the gumlines, OR using a water-flosser (waterpik).

Flossing tight up under the gums or aiming a waterpik down into the gum area helps to remove the bacteria that causes this infection (and bleeding). This is necessary everywhere...especially under your bridges. A little gentle flossing will not cause a bridge to come off that wouldn't otherwise. If you are still nervous I would highly suggest a waterpik to clean the area. Use it one or two times a day for two weeks, and then you ought not to have any more bleeding. If you do, see your dentist.

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by: blake

I think it might be because of a ruptured gum that is already damaged inside. You might not have been brushing in the proper way. You might most probably need a root canal. So consult with your doctor as soon as you can. Medical Billing

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