A 26-year-old female asked:
I cut my gums while brushing my teeth and now it's really painful and swollened.is there anything i can do to heal it? should i brush my teeth?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killiananswered
General Practice 30 years experience
Pain and swelling: It sure sounds like a dentist needs to see you.
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaumanswered
Dentistry 53 years experience
It will get better: It will get better....Be more gientle in the cut area, keep your teeth clean...It will heal in 7-10 days like any injury or sore in the mouth. No additional remedy necessary to hasten healing. Warm salt ( pinch of ) rinsing may be soothing, 4-5 times a day.
5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 24, 2018
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