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I have painful swollen gums with ulcers after excessive brushing. Kindly help.

I have painful swollen gums with ulcers after excessive brushing. Kindly help.

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At April 7, 2019
Reviewed AtJanuary 29, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

After trying to fix my teeth and gums, I have managed to get rid of the yellow plaque after a few days. However, because of brushing gums excessively, ulcers have appeared, and my gums have swollen slightly and are very painful. I was wondering how to manage them and how long it will take?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Actually, you have gum infection (gingivitis). It is common and curable. First thing if there is any hard deposit then you should see your dentist for a professional dental cleaning. Maintain proper oral hygiene by two times brushing, and flossing at least once a day, do not use any type of tobacco or smoking, change your toothbrush every two months and follow a proper brushing technique. These instructions help you to maintain healthy gum and teeth.

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

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey
Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey


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