Hi everyone, i would appreciate any advice on this as I have an irrational fear of the dentist. I noticed yesterday that one of my gums feels sore when brushing (only on one side) and that when pressed gently it almost feels bruised. The tooth does not hurt and there is no bleeding. Could i have brushed too hard or does this sound like a more serious issue that requires a trip to the dentist? I have terrible health anxiety and hate going to the dentist. Views and experiences would be welcome. Many thanks, Sarah.
Gum pain: Hi everyone, i would appreciate any... - Women's Health
Have you been flossing? If there is a piece of food stuck under the gum, it could get inflamed. A good dentist will understand your anxiety and be very kind. Checking in could prevent more major problems down the road. Take care.
🤔 The gum could be temporarily sore because you ate something with sharp edges but didn’t necessarily notice at the time. Try rubbing on Bongela or similar to see if it eases the discomfort.
I recently hurt my gum near a back upper tooth chewing on something hard, it was so bad and my gum was throbbing so much that I couldn’t bear to eat on that side at all which made life difficult because on the other side at the bottom I am missing a tooth so trying to eat took forever.
But here I am just over a week later and all is pretty much well again, I have just managed to eat my breakfast normally.
Give it a few days and see how you are, you may not need the dentist in the end.
I hope you are going for regular checkups though.
I’m a dental nurse. I would give it a few days, make sure you’re brushing it and flossing it well and see if it improves. If it does then it was likely just irritation/trauma of some kind. If it doesn’t settle could be some kind of abscess so best to make an appointment.
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