Q. I brushed my gums too hard and now it hurts. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Asma Parveen
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on May 30, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 31, 2019

Hello doctor,

I was brushing my teeth and went side-tracked and brushed my gums too hard and now my right upper gum by my right canine and first pre-molar hurts. It hurts to eat salty foods and I was eating some chips and that made it hurt too. What could this be? Is it serious?

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Hello,

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You have actually traumatized your gums while brushing too hard, but do not worry since it is a minor problem. Our gums have a tendency to heal on its own, within a few days without any treatment. For faster results, you can use a mouthwash containing Chlorhexidine gluconate twice a day. This will lead to faster healing. It is nothing serious. Just be a little gentle while brushing from next time.

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