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

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

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Answered by

Dr. Asma Parveen

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At May 30, 2018
Reviewed AtSeptember 25, 2023

Patient's Query

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?

Answered by Dr. Asma Parveen

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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.

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

Dr. Asma Parveen
Dr. Asma Parveen

Dentistry

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