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Swollen/Sensitive gum around wisdom tooth (again)

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RaptorZX3

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I posted before about my sensitive gum around a wisdom tooth.

It came back lately, my left teeth (maybe just one?) seem to be sensitive after I push them together 2-3 times, after that it seems to be ok... This happens usually when I wake up

The gum is sensitive, yet when I push on the wisdom tooth, it doesn't seem to hurt. The gum seems to be sensitive on the outside part only...and it's sensitive mostly around the wisdom tooth and a little around the molar next to it.

The dentist cabinet where I went, said they will have to take them out eventually, but the appointment I got so far from them is to repair 2 teeth on the left of my jaw (1 on the upper right, and 1 on the lower right).

Lately, I do tend to push the toothbrush deeper and maybe brush more vigorously.

Also, I think it may be important to say that there are 2 big molars that have been repaired on this same side, about a month ago.
 
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tabatha7

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Just as a temporary fix try doing warm salt water rinses and brushing your teeth gently. I'm a hard brusher too and I have to make myself brush gently.
 
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RaptorZX3

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i really need a soft-bristled toothbrush i think...yes i do salt water rinses, does the swelling take a while to go down if it's swollen because of hard brushing?

combine that with my anxiety problem... :cry:
 
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It can take a while if the gum is inflamed but I don't know for sure if that is what is causing your discomfort. The rinses should help some though. Hopefully it is not the beginning of an infection.
 
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RaptorZX3

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i've been brushing regularly now, before going to sleep and when i wake up, with a toothpaste approved by the Canadian Dental Association, which contain fluoride (Colgate Total, the Whitening kind)

my mother said she had this kind of problem many times before, but i still wonder if it's the same thing or not. She said to stop worrying about this, but it's hard...
 
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