Mr. Lybrate-user you are suffering from periodontitis which affects your gums and bone supporting you r teeth. You need a professional cleaning from a dentist where he can evaluate your problem in detail. Changing you r paste doesn't alleviate your problem.
Firstly for your dental pain you have to visit your dentist. He will have a look at the condition of teeth and decide a tratment modality. An x-ray may also be shot. Treatment will be either restoration or root canal treatment. If the teeth is severely damaged you may also have to go for extraction. For your bleeding gums during brushing, use a soft bristle toothbrush and you can visit your dentist, he will demonstrate proper brushing techniques. Have a nice day. Keep smiling.
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- use a soft toothbrush -- and brush properly! brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day and after meals. Hard brushing can further damage the soft tissues of your mouth.
- floss at least once a day and be sure to floss beyond the gum line to remove more plaque.
- control bleeding by applying pressure to the area with a cold compress. - rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide to keep the area clean. Avoid mouthwashes that contain alcohol, which can dry out your mouth.
- stay away from smoking and other tobacco products, which can aggravate bleeding gums.
- eat a balanced diet and limit snacking between meals. Carbohydrates and sugars feed dental plaque.
- try an oral irrigation device, commonly known as a" water pick, to clear debris from around the gum line.
- you may need deep cleaning along with surgical curettage or gum strengthening procedure. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser.
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