dental care


Question by  mindwarp (28)

What should I do if I cut my gums with floss?

This happens frequently.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

If this is happening a lot, you should probably reevaluate how you are flossing. You may be flossing too hard if you keep cutting yourself. It is also possible that your gums are extra sensitive due to gum disease.


Answer by  mahavin (589)

If you come across this problem,do not let your gum to bleed. Immediately get some antiseptic ointment and apply on the affected areas.

Reply by 9661704 (1):
but what if i dont have any antiseptic ointment  add a comment

Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Talk to your dentist, as sensitive gums may be symptomatic of certain disease. Be very gentle while flossing, and use a hydrogen peroxide, water solution to rinse daily.


Answer by  sonyacarlson (695)

You should continue to floss daily. After a few days your gums will stop bleeding. Often gums bleed because you haven't been flossing daily. Once you get into a routine, your gums will become used to the flossing.


Answer by  YK (304)

Bleeding gums are usually a sign that your gums are inflamed. This is early indicator of gingivitis (gum disease). Make sure you are brushing and flossing regularly (at least on a daily basis), and you should notice some improvement and less bleeding within a couple of weeks. Smoking can also contribute to bleeding gums and gum disease.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Do nothing but floss more. Maybe you are doing it too hard. Try getting another type of floss and see if that helps. It could be that your not flossing enough and your gums are not healthy and that is why they are bleeding.

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