Over the past week or so, I've had this dull pain at the base of one of my teeth (lower jaw, right side, three teeth from the back). I took a look, and there's a "cut" right where the gum meets the tooth, and a minor cut at the same spot on the next tooth (towards the back). I thought the gums just needed more stimulation, so I've been brushing ~4 times a day with a firm brush and concentrating on that area.
The "cuts" seem to have gotten a little worse, and the pain has increased. I'm going to use a soft brush now and see if it heals, but does this seem like it fits into a Gum Disease issue? I've never had a cavity or any dental issue; I've brushed 2 times+ daily my whole life. Thank you for any information =).
Hi, first of all you never want to use a firm brush, too hard on the enamel and your gums. If the gum is actually cut, then I would suspect you ate something that cut into your gums, this can happen with things like chips. Any irritation in the mouth takes time to heal, and I would suggest when you brush that you avoid the cuts gums totally, this is preventing them from healing, and may be irritating them even more. I would also avoid eating on that side. If you use mouthwash make sure it is alcohol free.
If it were me, I'd rinse the area with Hydrogen peroxide 2 -3 times a day. Hope this helps.
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