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I was brushing my teeth hard and then it scraped the gum on the front of my teeth, will it heal?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes: Your gum tissue will heal.

Answered 8/5/2015

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Dr. Forrest Jones answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes: Painful, but it will fully heal. Hope that helps.

Answered 8/5/2015

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Few days: Avoid eating spicy foods and acidic foods and keep your mouth as clean as possible. It should be OK in a few days.

Answered 8/5/2015

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Dr. Charles Kattuah answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Gums heal, but...: It will be sore for a few days but will heal. You may want to ease up on the force you're placing on that toothbrush. If you push to hard the bristles don't clean well and you can cause gum recession and toothbrush abrasion of your teeth. Remember, it is the tip of the bristles that sweep plaque away, gentle circular strokes is all it takes.

Answered 6/30/2017

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