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Toothbrush Trauma

Toothbrush trauma occurs due to improper brushing techniques. It causes injuries to the oral tissues and associated parts. The injury can be mild to severe, and that gets treated from self-healing to surgical methods.

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I am feeling strange after vigorously brushing my tooth for several times. Please help me doctor.

Query: Hello doctor, After lunch, food got stuck in my upper back molar region. I took my toothbrush and tried to scrub it to get it out. It did not come out so I kept scrubbing my tooth. In the process, I pushed my brush too far and kept hitting the spot behind my back molar a few times. I am not sure wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Vigorous brushing cannot damage any nerves but might hurt the gums leading to some tissue surface abrasions. It is nothing to be worried about. So, gargle with warm water or saline twice a day for healthy gums a...  Read Full »

Why do I have a painful red spot on my gum, despite routine flossing?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a red spot on my gum, and it is painful. I have been keeping a good flossing routine for about a week now. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I saw the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity); it looks like a gingival injury caused by hot food or rough brushing technique. This can be due to the following reasons; 1) Injury due to hot or spicy...  Read Full »

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