crowbag54

Hi I stopped smoking 28 days ago 10 01 2013 I have reduced my patch strength to stage two as was getting terrible headaches that seems to have worked but I am grinding my teeth all night and my gums are bleeding even though I am using corsydel mouthwash help !!!my mouth so painful The good news is I don't want or need a cigarette feeling really positive but need to sort my mouth out any suggestions please xxx

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  • Gums and smoking

    I recently went to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned & polished ( a treat after not smoking for 12 months). The dentist told me that when people stop smoking things often get worse before they get better, & many people have bleeding gums for a while: it's due to increased circulation to the gums.

    I wouldn't panic at the moment - wait for a few days or so. To prevent infection I would rinse with salt water. If there is no improvement then I think you need to go to the dentist.

    No matter what problems you're experiencing now, they would eventually get even worse if you kept smoking. All the best.:)

  • Thanks for your swift reply yes I know things will get better but my mouth is driving me mad !!! Was at dentist before my quit he said the grinding is maybe stress (I lost my sister to lung cancer in August ) hence my quit !!! Will keep up with mouthwash and salt gargles and hopefully it will soon pass one thing is certain I will not be smoking !!!

  • I've had similar gum issues, waiting to see my dentist at the moment but the salt wash is great advice; well done on a month quit :)

  • My gums bleed bad wen I first gave up.. The dentist said it was normal and did advise not to use cordasol as its fir infections only.. And can stain ur teeth really bad

  • Hi I stopped smoking 28 days ago 10 01 2013 I have reduced my patch strength to stage two as was getting terrible headaches that seems to have worked but I am grinding my teeth all night and my gums are bleeding even though I am using corsydel mouthwash help !!!my mouth so painful The good news is I don't want or need a cigarette feeling really positive but need to sort my mouth out any suggestions please xxx

    Hi Crowbag, you have had good advice so far and I would stop the corsodyl. The bleeding gums is a symptom of stopping smoking and will get better. However seeing your dentist is a good idea and will put your mind at rest. Keep going, not smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and your purse.:)

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