A 36-year-old member asked:
is it normal to bleed during aggressive teeth cleaning and to have sores in your gum and mouth 3 days afterwards?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Stanley Siu answered
16 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Could be: By aggressive teeth cleaning, i'm assuming deep teeth & gum cleaning (scaling & root planing). Healthy gums do not bleed but if you haven't been flossing properly, regularly & you've just had a deep cleaning, it's not uncommon to have sore gums & bleeding for a couple of weeks. Hopefully, your dentist/hygienist has given you good oral hygiene instructions. If still bleeding after 2 wks, get seen.
Answered on Jan 13, 2016
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum answered
31 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: Depending on how aggressive, and if all the tartar was cleaned off, it can happen. Check with your dentist, and rinse with salt water in the meantime.
Answered on Feb 7, 2017
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