Malocclusion and chronic gingivitis


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I've been diagnosed with chronic gingivitis and maloccusion since 2012. My upper teeth goes over my lower teeth and doctors have recommended me to have a jaw surgery after slightly reducing the gap between my upper and lower teeth with braces.

I succesfully reduced the gap with braces in 2014 and was arranging to have my jaw surgery. Unfortunately, because of my gingivitis, fears of infection and future risks after doing the surgery, my parents decided against it. Since then I was just asked to wear retainers to keep my upper teeth from not moving back to it's original position. I would just have scheduled appointments with my doctor to retighten the retainer and my orthodontist for my oral hygeine.

But unfortunately I had to go overseas in 2016 and cannot do my appointments and I didn't wear my retainer since then until now.

Now my current problem is my gingivitis, because no matter how I try to clean my teeth, floss, rinse with mouthwash and go to frequent trips to have my teeth cleaned by my orthodontist, my gum just wouldn't stop bleeding occasionally to the point I'm tired of it and it makes me lose my confidence. Every single night, my gum would bleed and me myself would unconsciously not swallow my saliva when I sleep so everytime I wake up, my mouth would be full of saliva mixed with blood. I don't know what else to do...

The only time I remember when it did not bleed was when I took antibiotics for my tonsillitis back then...

Any enlightenment will be highly appreciated. Thank you
 
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Are you taking medications and or herbal supplements that can thin your blood? Are you taking hormone therapy or have hormone fluctuations that can increase gum inflammation? It is unusual to have excessive bleeding gums. How are your bone levels under your gums? Do you get a lot of tartar (calculus) build up? Would a referral to a gum specialist (periodontist) be appropriate? How were your visits with your primary doctor and do you have medical conditions such as diabetes?
 

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Are you taking medications and or herbal supplements that can thin your blood? Are you taking hormone therapy or have hormone fluctuations that can increase gum inflammation? It is unusual to have excessive bleeding gums. How are your bone levels under your gums? Do you get a lot of tartar (calculus) build up? Would a referral to a gum specialist (periodontist) be appropriate? How were your visits with your primary doctor and do you have medical conditions such as diabetes?
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No I'm not taking any medications or in any therapy whatsoever. I do notice I have calculus build up on my teeth, especially on my upper front teeth where it portrudes.

I have not really considered going to a gum specialist. I haven't really been to the dentist in a really long while (5 years), my doctor would just refer me to an orthodontist for scaling. Even then they had to inject anesthetic to my gum because I would feel lots of pain and it would bleed lots.

And no, I have no other medical conditions
 

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