Sore gums when flossing

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Avatar f tn I went to bed knowing that the bottom was irritated, but I thought it might just be a canker sore, and when I woke up, the top was irritated too. Any ideas of why this happened or what it could be a sign of? Thank you in advance!
Avatar n tn I tried 3 others and this made no difference to the sore gums. Does anyone have any advice, knowledge or suggestions on my problem of sore gums.
Avatar f tn So I have read about pregnancy gingivitis but I made it all the way up until the last week before my gums started swelling and getting sore spots. I mean, they have bled alot when I brushed but I guessed that it was because of my new hard tooth brush I accidentally bought. I brush my teeth every day, and my gums too! I don't know how or why it came at the end. I have started flossing and swishing the past two days as well, and its starting to help but ouch!
Avatar f tn But the other day the roof of my mouth on the right side was sore and i noticed there was an open sore and it was bleeding. I just ignored it and kept brushing my teeth normally but now the other side of my mouth is starting to bleed too!! So when i drink juice or soda it realy burns because of the open sores. Should i wait a few days and keep taking care of my teeth and then call a dentist? Or is it more serious?
Avatar n tn Now i am worried about quite a few things here, I regularly floss and on friday I did floss in the evening ( 7pm ) and did notice some bleeding in my mouth, which is normal when I floss. And I made out with this woman the same night at 11 am. I am extremely worried that I may have got infected with some STD, because of the cuts in my gums as we engaged in deep to very deep kissing.
Avatar f tn I am 14 weeks with my first baby and recently started having sore, bleeding gums and one ear pops all the time. I have also had sinus issues the entire time I have been pregnant. Are they all related? Anything I can do to ease any of the symptoms? My dr let's me take Claritin once a day for the post nasal drip but it doesn't help much! Thanks ladies!!!
Avatar n tn Well, i went to the dentist, and she said that the bump looked like a bony tori and that my gums were looking better than they had in the past. However, beginning 2 days ago, my gums started getting sore again and i can make my lower front gums bleed sometimes just by pushing forward with my tongue! That has me really scared.
Avatar m tn I've had receding gums most of my life. It has nothing to do with thyroid and did not stop after starting treatment. I've never heard of it being a symptom thyroid conditions.
Avatar m tn Gums get irritated from plaque and can really get inflammed and sore when the plaque starts to get between the gum and the tooth surface. You may also have dentin exposed from lack of flossing and that allows the pain sensation to reach the nerve. Toothpaste for sensitive teeth can help with that. Try brushing with the toothpaste for sensitive teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, and flossing at least once daily.
889592 tn?1262095844 Most side efects suck but I am leanring to accept my situation. Yesterday my gums started to hurt and bleed when I brush and floss. Has anyone experienced this? Stuff like this always happens on weekends..... Any home remedys ??
Avatar m tn It sounds like you may have a mild form of gum disease called gingivitis. Bleeding gums when flossing is usually a sign of this. You're probably flossing the right way but if gingivitis is present, the gums will bleed regardless of which way you floss. Other warning signs of gingivitis include gum tenderness, redness, or puffiness. The earlier that gum disease is caught, the better. Adopting better brushing and flossing habits can usually reverse gingivitis.
Avatar n tn Hi, 'If the receiving partner has wounds or open sores on their genitals, or if the giving partner has wounds or open sores on or in their mouth, or bleeding gums, this poses an increased risk of STD transmission. Brushing the teeth, flossing, undergoing dental work, or eating crunchy foods such as chips relatively soon before or after giving oral sex can also increase the risk of transmission, because all of these activities can cause small scratches in the lining of the mouth.
Avatar m tn From time to time I try stopping the Valtrex for a few days and the virus seems to come back in the form of swollen, painful gums (it's not terrible pain but annoying, especially when brushing or flossing). Each time I stop Valtrex, it seems to take longer for the virus to reappear but it almost always reappears in the form of swollen and painful gums.
Avatar f tn Did the dentist say the gum looked healthy or not? Flossing in between the teeth to the gum line will help. Rinse your mouth with salty water after washing your teeth. Or use an antibacterial mouth wash. For bruxism (grinding of teeth), you can get a gum shield to protect your teeth from being worn away from grinding when you sleep. The dentist usually makes it for you to fit over your bottom teeth.
Avatar f tn So, I've always been very anal about my teeth had a lot of work done to make them "perfect" Iol.
Avatar f tn My 5 year old son has a mouth sore/ulcer on the inside of his cheek and he had a slight fever before bedtime so i gave him pediatric paracetamol. the next morning, he woke up with the side of his face swollen (same side as the mouth sore). He lets me touch his swollen cheek, which feels firmer at at he part near his nose/mouth. He does not have an allergic reation to paracetamol cos i have been giving it to him for his fever before.
Avatar n tn Last week, my gums did not bleed even when flossing. Now, my gums are bleeding where the tooth meets the gum under about 4 teeth just by normal brushing. Also, the inside of my lip also is very tender. Initially, I thought it may be just the starting stages of gingivitis or something, but the suddenness as well as the fact that I didn't have bleeding before while flossing make me think it might be something else.
1598728 tn?1297895516 Pelvic bone and lower back are noticeably sore today -- I experienced both last cycle as well, but I've noticed that the pelvic bone is actually kind of achy without touching it, which wasn't the case last time . . . 4) VERY sore gums after flossing -- weird!
Avatar n tn I have been brushing my teeth daily, but never flossing and in general I could have been doing a much better job with my teeth. When I went to the dentist I found that I had a few cavities (no surprise there) but also a problem with my gums. They used a probe to measure the gaps, and while the majority of them were 3mm there were a few that were 4-5 mm in depth.
Avatar m tn Still taking the Amoxicillin as per my doctors orders. My gums are still tender. I used to be able to brush em then floss with no pain but now when I brush It hurts and flossing is out of the question.
Avatar n tn Red, swollen, tender gums. Gums that bleed easily when brushed or flossed. Healthy gums do not bleed with regular brushing and flossing. Receding gums indicate more advanced gum disease. I understand that you have a fear of dentists, but i would go get it checked out before any problems get worse.
Avatar n tn It doesnt look red or infected, but he says it is sore. He also says his gums bleed when he brushes his teeth. I dont know if that has anything to do with the sore spot. What would cause the soreness behind his two front teeth and bleeding gums?
1925157 tn?1328932617 Hi, Pregnancy can give the teeth and gums problems. You really need to get to your dentist ASAP. Bleeding gums is the sign of gingivitis and it can flare up during pregnancy. It really needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. In the meantime, be sure to add daily flossing to your twice a day brushing. Plaque between the teeth where a toothbrush just doesn't reach is the biggest offender of gingivitis. Good luck. Get the appt and floss well daily.
Avatar m tn Gums are a bit sore. I have been brushing and flossing four times a day (after every meal) since the cleaning. I assumed more brushing would prevent gum or plaque issues. Yesterday was the first time I used a baking soda and peroxide toothpaste, and that lead to initial gum soreness. However, my last two brushes have been with regular flouride toothpaste and the red spots are still visible and soreness continues. Am I brushing too hard? Can gingivitis (sp?
Avatar n tn So a gap has formed between some of my teeth, but that's not my major concern. When I brushed my teeth about a week or two ago, my gums were bleeding.I thought it was just because I hadn't brushed my teeth in a while. I brushed my teeth again a few days ago, and the same thing happened, but this time my bottom left gums felt sore/hurt. I don't know how to describe it...I think my orthodontist last month said that my gums were inflamed? I think they still are, and I did some research on this.
Avatar f tn You were doing well with the flossing. If there is gum disease or blood when you floss, continuing with the flossing. This actually helps to strengthen the gums. The bleeding would stop with continued flossing and your gums would be much healthier. The sensation of something stuck in your throat sounds like you have a mucus problem and this will be all connected with your chest congestion. This is highly likely to be what is upsetting your stomach.
Avatar m tn About an hour after the cleaning, I went home and rinsed my mouth out some more because my gums were still kind of sore and would bleed if touched. After rinsing, I put some smokeless tobacco in my mouth for a while. Later that night, I noticed that my gums would still bleed easily when touched. A few days later, I've started to get this weird tingling feeling in both of my legs and both feet. The tingling feeling is in my thighs, lower legs, and feet.
Avatar n tn What is worrying me slightly is that I can't remember if I had brushed my teeth before we met and also cutting my gums the next day flossing and a sore throat that developed two days later is cause for concern. How long does precum last in your mouth and what are the risks associated with it? Thank you in advance.
Avatar f tn i have suffered for a long while from an either real or imagined bad taste in my mouth. I chew gum, brush my teeth, use mouthwash, but it's still there! sometimes it's not so bad but when I am worrying about it it's worse. I've been to the dentists because I started to get sore teeth recently and I mentioned the taste in my mouth but she said she couldn't see anything wrong. I have braces by the way, so I am going to the orthodontists about the tooth pain and will mention the bad taste again.