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Hi , After removing my braces 7 years ago I got a bruised gum

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Hi , After removing my braces 7 years ago I got a bruised gum above my tooth which wont go away. It hurt for 1 day and then it bruised.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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I am sorry you are bruising after braces removal.

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this is very common to have this

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the bruising is from broken blood vessels in the gums which have lots of blood vessels there.

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7 years is a long time.

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have you gone back to the dentist to get dental xrays

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have you got blood testing to check your platelet levels and clotting times?

JACUSTOMER-go4pby2v- :

Is there a way to treat it? It didnt go away or get better after 7 years. And I think it is on both sides of my gum.

Dr. David :

you need more testing to find out what it is before treatment can be started.

JACUSTOMER-go4pby2v- :

No as I dont live in the same country that I got and removed my braces.

Dr. David :

you need to see a dentist or doctor and get blood testing to check how well your blood is clotting.

JACUSTOMER-go4pby2v- :

I believe my clotting is alright as Ive recently had a test for that (for a cosmetic surgery)

Dr. David :

you need to see a dentist and assess what that is in your gums, if it is a bruise or a fluid pocket or cyst.

Dr. David :

then this might not be a bruise of your gum.

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a bruise would not last for 7 years.

Dr. David :

it might be a AV or arterial venous malformation of the gums.

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you might need to see an oral surgeon or dentist to get the area evaluated.

Dr. David :

you might need a biopsy to confirm what is there.

JACUSTOMER-go4pby2v- :

Ok

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Thank you.

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you are welcome

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