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gum receding swollen + sore

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 21, 2008
  • 01:47 AM

My gums along the bottom of my mouth were swollen but receded (with very large gaps) and painful. I left it 4 ages before seeing the dentist and was even using a babys toothbrush as it was so painful to brush them eventually it got so bad i did go to the dentist. I asked him if i had an absess or infection but he just gave me a scale and polish told me I had calcium build up receding gums recommended me to buy sensodyne and more or less cheerio see you in 6 months. He did say using a baby toothbrush was the worst thing i could have done and that if my gums bleed while brushing then its a good thing cause they will heal quicker. It has been about a month since seeing him I changed my toothbrush (which i have to regularly as i am a heavy handed and long brusher) brought sensodyne (which is rubbish as my teeth dont feel clean) and the usual cordysl mouthwash but my gums are not constantly sore but are still painful and bleed sometimes while brushing but the large gaps remain and the gum still does not look right its not the same colour as the rest of my gums they look paler and more of a light pinky/white rather than red and they dont look like they have just receded they look odd shaped not pointed up around my teeth but more rounded. I know that sounds silly but they look deformed. I still think there is a problem but cant think what it can be and as my dentist is as helpful as a choclate toothbrush then looks like im doing it myself! I do brush regularly and have never had problems with my teeth ever I am 36 with one filling and did have them coated as a child aswell but just lately they have been a nightmare should i go back to the dentist or even a different one for a second opinion?? I dont want to leave it if its something i can sort now and dont want my teeth falling out and how did i get calcium build up?? I have looked around on this forum and cant find an answer. Any answers gratefully accepted thanku.

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