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Painful Gums After Flossing
Yes at first!: If you haven't flossed before, your gums will be inflamed and bleed. But if you floss daily, that bleeding will resolve and eventually stop. However, if you skip just one day, the inflammation will reoccur and your gums will bleed again! don't skip a day of flossing! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sore bleeding gums: Signs of gum infection. Mouth wash will not cure infection, just numb area a little bit. Important that y0u see your Dentist or a specialist Periodontist as soon as possible. Gum infections do not self-cure, and are not self limiting, spreading to other organ systems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brushed too hard?: Did you have a spot or sore on this area BEFORE you brushed it? If not, you may have scraped it with your toothbrush, bitten it by accident and don't recall, or have a sore developing. You can treat it with hydrogen peroxide to keep it clean and avoid infection. Try not to each "sharp" foods like chips there, and all it to heal. If it doesn't heal, see Dr. or dentist. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tooth extraction: impossible to answer without a visual examnation and additional information. Make an appointment to have it examined by your dentist or the surgeon to did the extraction. Also, make sure you follow the post-op instructions and keep all follow-up appointments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is not unusual to have some facial swelling for the first 2-3 days after surgery. The gum tissue overlying and adjacent to the extraction sites may also sometimes have some irritation during that time as well. Keep the extraction sites clean by following the postoperative instructions provided by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One week: The gum tissue closest to the teeth turns over in as little as 7 days. Therefore, after a deep cleaning, the swelling should subside within 7 days. This is provided that you maintain the health of your gums with daily flossing and twice daily brushing. Within 2 weeks you should notice an improvement in the health and texture of your gums. ...Read more
Yes: The gums bleed when the tooth is removed because the blood flow to the tooth is broken and open. This is common, and should stop quickly if not irritated. Certain medications can slow the clot formation and suction from a cigarette or straw can cause bleeding to continue. It may indicate gingivitis to the area which is normal as brushing and cleaning around an extraction site should be gentle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My gum above a crowned RC tooth became inflamed and painful after I flossed last week. Red w a whitish spot right on the gum surrounding tooth???
Time for a change: Many people cannot tolerate the 'more intense' flavors of toothpaste, so something more mild might be better for you. If that doesn't work, look for one without sodium laurel (or laureth) sulfate in it. This chemical is a detergent added to prolong shelf life, but some people do not tolerate it well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your wisdom teeth are growing in is it normal to have painful brushing with bloody taste in mouth throbbing n sore gums all after brushing?
Infected gums: May be from impacted food debris, such as a popcorn husk. Could be infected gums from not cleaning between teeth with floss, WaterPik, etc. Gum disease is insidious, usually painless until extremely advanced. Please see your Dentist immediately. Bleeding gums are not normal. Referral to a Periodontist, a gum/bone specialist, may be in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had dental cleaning 1 week ago. Gums became puffy/swollen and sore after cleaning and small little sores developed after cleaning. What could this be?
After cleaning....: It's not uncommon for your gums to feel sore after a thorough dental cleaning although this generally only lasts a couple of days. Some patients develop canker sores after dental procedures. You should relate these symptoms to your own dentist and if it still persists, ask to be seen to make sure everything is fine and you are healing normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deep cleaning done for 2mm gum pocket. Right after cleaning, tooth started to be painful when bite on. Been 3 days. Cause? Dentist injured anywhere?
Sore tooth: 2mm is within normal limits. Deep cleaning usually done for pockets 3mm or greater. If you had tarter below the gum line, and it was removed, the damaged gum tissues were probably also curetted. This is a surgical procedure, and will take a few days to heal. If you are hitting that tooth prematurely when you function, a slight occlusal adjustment may be needed. See your Dentist. ...Read more
After Extraction: Generally speaking you should continue to brush and floss later the same day after bleeding is under control. Just be extra careful in that area. Having said that, follow the directions of your own dentist. ...Read more
Infection or....: If you are an older patient you may have residual periodontal defects that need treatment. Impacted teeth can impinge on the nerve causing a neurotaxis, delayed healing or altered sensation. Sharp bone under the gum keeps it sore. Make sure no tooth is left behind or cavity around it.Worst case is neuroma formation but highly unlikely. It can take months for normal feeling to return. See the oms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers