Swollen, bleeding gums?

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jenngrl81
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   Posted 6/28/2010 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My gums have been swolllen and bleeding for a month now. Everytime I brush my teeth my mouth fills with blood. I have had bloodwork done, my iron is a bit low, but it isn't causing the bleeding. I am not pregnant. I've had a great deal of tongue/mouth ulcers from crohn's but this is different. It makes my teeth hurt. I wake up in the morning and my teeth severely ache. Anyone else have this issue? Doc doesn't know what's causing it.
Pentasa- 4 g q day; 1/08; Percocet
Remicade 1st infusion 7/24/08
Ultram ER 200mg; omeprazole 40mg; Xanax-ANXIETY; Effexor ER 150 mg
Hope this clears up soon, I want to start having babies!


tooth
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   Posted 6/28/2010 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Never had this happen to me, but I just graduated from dental school. For starters, I'd recommend seeing a dentist to discuss what's going on with your mouth further...how long has it been since you've had your teeth cleaned?

I always noticed with me, no matter how often I brushed my teeth at home I always had slight inflammation on my gums around the teeth. My instructors weren't sure exactly what it happened, but they thought it might have to do with the increased inflammatory factors people with Crohn's have in their blood and the way the tissue in the gums reacted to the plaque on the teeth. I noticed that the inflammation did go away right after I had my teeth cleaned and then it would come back within 3-4 months. So my instructors recommended putting people with inflammatory conditions on more frequent cleanings...planning on doing it when I get into practice.

As far as your teeth hurting in the morning, any chance that you might be grinding your teeth at night? That's pretty common too, most people don't even know that they do it. Any soreness in your jaw or the muscles of your face? Ever wake yourself up and feel like you're clenching your teeth together? Do your teeth hurt at all during the rest of the day?

But again, I'd definitely recommend seeing a dentist and discussing your situation with him/her. They might be able to help you with what's going on.

Hope that helps. :-)
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grumpygi
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   Posted 6/28/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
jenngrl81:  Hey, how is your vit K intake?  Are you taking a good multivitamin a day & are you eating enough protein?  Vit K is one of the fat soluble vitamins that requires pretty good fat uptake.  In Rubin's Digestive health book -the brasco soup adds parsley to the finished product to provide this essential nutrient. 
 
Is it your GI doc that doesn't know what is causing this or your primary care doc (pcp)?  Either one should know how to help this (Vit K shot fixes you up pretty quick) hurts a bit though . . . .
 
Take care, brush gently!  Water pik for now maybe? 
 
 
 

jenngrl81
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   Posted 6/28/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I am due for a dental cleaning but my doctor didn't seem to think that was an issue regarding my bleeding gums. I floss daily and brush my teeth several times a day. I asked my husband if I grind my teeth at night, I was kinda hoping I did because that would be an easy fix, I don't though. This has been a relatively new thing with the extreme swelling and hurting teeth. My gums have always bled a little when I brush, but this is ridiculous. I'm making an appt with my dentist for a cleaning, but I have a feeling this is Crohn's related and not centered in my mouth.
Pentasa- 4 g q day; 1/08; Percocet
Remicade 1st infusion 7/24/08
Ultram ER 200mg; omeprazole 40mg; Xanax-ANXIETY; Effexor ER 150 mg
Hope this clears up soon, I want to start having babies!

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