To your first question in the above post, if the plaque on your teeth did not harden into tartar, then you may still be able to remove it through pedantic brushing & flossing. However if a gum disease has already taken place, you may require professional cleaning to stop the disease from progressing as well as attempt to reverse any damage (if you have a periodontal disease and is caught early enough, it can be treated and resolved without much difficulties).
Originally Posted by tigerstyle
I have found no gingivitis/periodontitis cases that should indicate my throat should be sore.
This could be related to my wisdom teeth extractions. About 6 months ago I had 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted. Top 2 were simple extractions, but the bottom 2 were impacted. They had to cut my bone to extract one of the bottom wisdom teeth. They also said that it would take 6 months for the bone to heal.
Could it be that my jaw is infected from the wisdom teeth extractions? If so, why would the problem occur 6 months later?
This is my best hypothesis because as noted before, I have been flossing for 7 weeks now with no problems. |
I will go to the dentist, but I just want to know as much as the dentist.
One more thing, I am still flossing and brushing twice a day. And it hurts like a MOTHA... and bleeds. Is this doing more harm then good?
That's sort of an antithesis because just above you wrote you have been flossing for 7 weeks with "no problems". Is this pain you describe no problem for you? It should be a warning sign for a problem.
The fact that your gums hurt and bleed easily does imply there is an underlying cause such as gum disease. Another possible factor is that you simply brush too harshly and/or you use an old or a too rough toothbrush.
I don't think that brushing correctly will do more harm than good even if your gum bleed and hurt. You should try brushing and flossing more gently until you see a dentist for an evaluation.
For some reason, I think the bleeding is helping get the blood circulated and attacking the bacteria. |
I'm not sure whether this hypothesis is entirely correct, the gums bleed
because they are probably imflammed and sensitive to touch. But, it does make some sense.