Teeth wobbling and bleeding is back

As per it's back, front wobbly tooth and bleeding gums and pongy breath....brilliant.....

I really don't know why this keeps happening, when I fail it stops teeth tighten up and bleeding stops, I'm not going to fail because of it but I really am scared of losing my front tooth or at the very least having bad receding gums....

I found this out on tinternet...

" when you smoke your gums are literally smoked too.... Like smoking a salmon.... When you quit the hard crust that you can't feel that's formed by smoking wears away and blood circulates to your gums again creating new tissue almost like a baby teething"

Gums like smoked salmon?? That has made me want to vom... Smoking really is gross isn't it, I just wish I could get my tooth to stop wobbling and the bleeding to stop :(

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Hiya, I haven't gone to the dentists yet, haven't been paid yet and no doubt it will be a massive bill! I have found a mouthwash called peroxyl online need to see if I can get that to try, and yes smoked salmon is off my menu for the foreseeable future.......

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So do I Karri :( I'm sure it will eventually :/ xx

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Smoke is has antiseptic properties so its probably that which stops it when you go back to smoking. In which case, logically, any antiseptic mouthwash should help but I think that medical advice would be wise.

It may be that there is some kind of persistent gum infection which might be "managed" by the smoke but which really should be sorted out properly through a course of antibiotics. Mind you, I have no medical expertise on which to base that guess which is why it would be sensible to speak to someone who does.

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That does make perfect sense Nic, I will get a mouthwash initially and see how it goes, thanks x

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Hi Donna, I had one loose feeling tooth earlier on in my quit but it seems ok now. Also I get bleeding gums but that has also improved so I think just time and a good mouthwash will do wonders.

and the Salmon thing - urgh! Smoking and it's effects are really quite unpleasant.

Apparently smoking can mask gum problems as the hardening hides things. When you go to the dentist speak to them about it, you should find it reassuring - my dentist listed all the oral health benefits of quitting. :)

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Poor you Donna :(

I didn't have the bleeding gums thing so I can't comment but I know my dentist told me it was very common (he was quite surprised that I hadn't experienced it) so you certainly won't be alone.

I will keep everything crossed that it settles down soon. :)

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DJ,

I've been using:

Listerine Advanced Defence Gum Treatment Mouthwash

It has a strong taste...like swishing mint flavoured whiskey! :)

But I've found it beneficial.

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Bought some of that the other day Steve but bugger me it's strong and stings like mad lol :D

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I know lol.

I was gonna add some blackcurrant and call it a snakebite.

It is good though...persevere.

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I know lol.

I was gonna add some blackcurrant and call it a snakebite.

It is good though...persevere.

Will do mate, thanks xx

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Well went to dentist today for a periscale and polish where they pull the gums back and clean :eek: holy cow! That was pretty darn awful.... I left with a mouthful of blood aching mouth and £50 worse off....I could to have an injection as I had to go back to work after... I am suffering for it now.... Why oh why did we ever smoke? The problems it causes just isnt worth it but you don't realise until you give up that these problems exist! Back for more of the same in 3 months :eek:

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Ouch! Oh Donna, you poor girl- that sounds truly horrid...:(

I suppose it will be worth it in the end and at least you have the weekend to get over it (I hope?)

I think a few drinks and lots of indulgence is called for...

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That does make perfect sense Nic, I will get a mouthwash initially and see how it goes, thanks x

Ouch! Oh Donna, you poor girl- that sounds truly horrid...:(

I suppose it will be worth it in the end and at least you have the weekend to get over it (I hope?)

I think a few drinks and lots of indulgence is called for...

Yes I agree Sam :) I am having a lovely glass of wine with my mother in law and I am going to see my baby tomorrow (Doris) :) :) that will make me feel better xx

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My experience didn't involve wobbly teeth, but did involve sore / bleeding gums and here is what I found out.

Smoking builds up film on your teeth and gums, which in turn slow the circulation to the gums. Due to this, is may mask and dental issues you may have, like gingivitus. Once you quit and the film goes, the circulation returns to normal, as do you gums. They may inflame and bleed due to an underline gum issue that wasn't obvious when you were smoking. I used Corsodyl mouth wash as my treatment, which I used as directed (twice daily). I used it with my usual regime of flossing and brushing, it worked wonders, but if you are still concerned about your gums / teeth after a while, I advice you to see a dental hygienist.

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As stated by many, using a a good quality mouthwash might do the trick for most cases. But I have heard of people for whom it was a consequence of something else. A friend of mine used to have bleeding and only upon consulting a dentist was he able to understand that he was suffering from fractured roots. His teeth fell off and required him to have his implant done. He was a fairly good looking guy before disaster struck. Hence it would be advised that you consult a dentist before things get ugly.

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