I know this will have been covered before, but I thought I would share the information I was given on my dentist visit today.
Since quitting smoking I've had bleeding and sore gums. I spoke to my dentist and hygienist about this and they assured me that it is all quite normal. They advised when stopping smoking Gums can get worse before they get better.
The hygenist says she's hopefully given me a good start with a good clean, and to make sure any areas that are bleeding are given an extra good scrub - both tooth and gum! I have been advised that this won't last too long but can take a good couple of months before everything is pink and not bleeding again!
They did also tell me that they had known people that had stopped smoking, start smoking again to stop their gums bleeding :eek: