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Hit in mouth now bleeding gums

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graciebeth_24

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Hi, was just wondering if there is a correlation. My top gums don’t normally bleed at all when I bleed it’s on my bottoms, but I got hit in the mouth today, headbutted to be precise by a child that I was working with (I’m a behavior therapist) and it really hurt my teeth on top when it happened. I almost felt like it jolted them a bit. It left some redness on my lip too. But tonight when I brushed my teeth I noticed some bleeding around my top front teeth which was where I was hit, just in that area specifically. Is that from being hit in the mouth? Should I do anything specifically? I just wondered if there was a correlation. Thanks.
 
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graciebeth_24

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Also let me just go ahead and say it, I am terrified of the dentist. When I was younger and went every 6 months, the dentist and particularly the mean hygienists would be mean to me if I got a cavity, or almost did. But then for some horribly dumb reason I decided it would be okay for me to go with my grandma to have 8 teeth removed from periodontal disease. I was also there when she got the horrible diagnosis. It was bad enough listening to that. Then when I watched her get them pulled, ya know, trying to be supportive, it was the most horrifying thing I have ever watched. I can see it now. I immediately went and bought the most expensive toothbrush in the dental office, and went home and started flossing and using that particular brush every day. I have a permanent retainer in across my bottom teeth in front, so I’ve never been able to floss there without a water flosser, but I forced some kinda pick through it and ever since there has been a crack. My teeth also shifted somehow and so for about 2 years I have been terrified to go to the dentist because I don’t want to hear what they told her and I am scared of periodontal disease. I never had any symptoms until that day. Oh yes, and she’s 75 and smoked since she was 13. I know it doesn’t make sense but I’m horrified of dentists even more now. Please a dentist speak to my fears about this and tell me they are irrational and that there is nothing wrong with my teeth. It has literally been since that day.
 
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Gordon

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It's very likely to have been the trauma that's causing your gums to bleed a bit. If it keeps up for more than a couple more days then it would be worth seeing a dentist.

Heavy smokers get a lot more periodontal problems as I'm sure you know.
 
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