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This morning, I woke up and my teeth were covered in blood. Parts of the blood were dry, some parts weren't. This is common for me, I am not quite sure why. This morning, however was different. I sat on the toilet (before brushing my teeth) and felt my mouth fill with blood. I spat it out and there was quite an excessive amount and it was bright red, there was even tiny clots. I spat a few more times and still, excessive bleeding. I then started to brush my teeth and the bleeding stopped. There were no blood on my tooth brush, so I am worried that it didn't come from my gums. Surely if it had have come from my gums, brushing would have irritated it further. I am confused. I am not sure what is happening. Do I call the doctors or my dentist? Should I leave it? If anyone can help somehow, I'll be forever grateful. Thanks.
You could try calling 111 to see what they would advise. I'd probably be concerned that it's 'normal' for you to wake up with blood in your mouth too - have you ever seen anyone about it or mentioned it to a dentist /,doctor? I would definitely be doing or seeing someone though as it does sound like you are worried and that in itself is justification for asking for help.
I have never mentioned it to a doctor/dentist. No idea why.
Could it be an abscess though? I have no pain at all and no swelling.
It has happened before, I could just he sat watching TV and then the next time I know I can taste blood in my mouth. Usually though, it's only a tiny amount and has only happened two or three times in the past.
Definitely dentist. GPs know squat about mouths, and they are happy to admit it.
Abscesses are quite a specific dental diagnosis and are painful unless they are chronic in which case they cause swelling. In the past six months I have seen maybe three or four and I spend one day a week just seeing emergencies. It's most likely to be gingivitis which can bleed a lot but is generally not painful.
Fair enough, I'd have thought if it was an abcess she'd have pain and she said there was no blood on her toothbrush so she didnt think it was gums. But I think I've remembered you're a dentist so will accept you're right.
Lol, I am wrong plenty of times! She should get it checked by the dentist, then the dr can refer her for tests if necessary, otherwise she may go GP, Dentist, GP. Should exclude dental first and go to GP armed with that info.