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Gums sore from flossing too hard

Susanne

Susanne

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Joined
Aug 13, 2014
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Location
USA
Over-flossed trying to remove a couple of bits of food that were caught between my teeth and now my gums in that area are sore. What can I do to relieve the soreness and slight swelling? How long for it to go away?
 
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geos

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Joined
Dec 22, 2011
Messages
497
Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Keep flossing, but be careful and do it properly. Do salt water rinses to help your gums heal. In my case, your mileage may vary, I was fine after a week.
 
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