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What is it when I have bleeding upon probing in my mouth?

Dentists and periodontists may use bleeding as an indicator of periodontal disease. If your gums bleed within 10 seconds of being touched with a probe it is a sign that your gums are inflamed. it could be a sign of inflamed, swollen, or infected gums that are more delicate than they would be if they were healthy.

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