My dentist get on me every time I come in that I am not flossing good enough. I have no cavities and never needed major dental work done. However each time he tell me flossing good for my gums and I need to do it better and more often.
Yet every time I floss my gums hurt afterwords. They would be sore for a few hours and they do bleed when I floss so I do not really like flossing at all and I only brush three times a day to make up for it. I just do not see how it can be good from my gums if it makes my gums hurt.
Every time I brush and floss my teeth my gum bleeds not just a little either they bleed a lot. Most times I brush twice a day and floss every other. I do not feel that my gums should be bleeding like this. About the only thing I do is regularly drink alcohol but I am not a smoker and I otherwise have a healthy diet.
What should I do? should I see a dentist? Is there something weird going on? Not sure please advise.
So I brush my teeth around two to three times a day and my teeth are in very good health. I have no problems with then and no cavities. However recently when I brush my teeth my gums started hurting afterwords. Mostly on the top but a little on the bottom too. I have a soft tooth brush and I do not think I am brushing any harder then I normally would. Any ideas
Just recently I notice that my gums have been hurting a bit and them seem redder then they normally do. I brush twice a day and floss almost every day. They do not bleed when I am doing that but they just kinda hurt when I do. I read a little about gum disease but since I am not bleeding I am not sure that is what I have. Can anyone advise?
I need to see a Periodontist since it seems I have very bad gums. I been going to the dentist for my teeth an although I do not have any cavities my gums would hurt. He did do a deep cleaning but my gums still bleed and they are still very red.
If I do not have insurance will I need to have a referal to see a Periodontist? Or can I just go to one on my own. I have the money I just never bother getting dental insurance because to me dental insurance never insured what I wanted or had really long term waiting period.