i was vigorously brushing with my soft toothbrush and the gum above my canine tooth started to bleed. i know i may have inrritated it. now it's a little sore a like a white strip on the gum. what could this be.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 24 - November - 2009, at 20:38 PM

  • This is just because of gum injury. Donot brush vigourously but gently, be careful not to irritate the gum further. Do warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day as these will help in healing process. It will take 3-4 days for the gum to heal. For more information on brushing techniques, you can read the following article... http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-brushing-techniques-8.aspx

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