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the skin just came off my gums and began to bleed?

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This morning after I brushed my teeth I was abut to apply some medicine on the canker sore I had above my gum and noticed my gums on the left side had a red blotch, I figured great another canker sore. So as I was trying to dry it the skin just came off and began to bleed, it was weird so I put the medicine on and well it didn't burn like it normally did for the other canker sore, and the blood turned brown. what does that mean???

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replied September 30th, 2012
Dental Health Answer A39137
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The blood turning brown could be reaction to the medication applied for the canker sore. If the sores are not healing or of you are getting multiple ones, then you should consider getting them examined by your doctor. Take multivitamin supplements and practice relaxation techniques to help with stress management. Have healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water.
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