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Why are my gums red and inflamed, even after brushing twice a day?

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Published At May 20, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 12, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a mild to moderate gum disease. I get scaling and root planing done with deep cleaning every three months. The gums of my two lower front teeth are irritated all the time. I brush my teeth correctly twice a day, followed up by flossing. It is red and inflamed all of the time, no matter what I do or how many cleanings I get. Please help me with my condition.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Naveen Thomas

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com

There is no need for you to get deep cleaning every three months as a six-month gap is more than enough. Instead, I recommend brushing softly (do not press on the toothbrush like you are polishing your tooth), including teeth and gums.

I suggest brushing gently in a circular or up and down motion; this will reduce the redness and inflammation of the gums. Also, keep in mind to brush twice a day after eating. Finally, use lukewarm saltwater to gargle twice a day.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentistry

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