Has anyone experienced bleeding gums since quitting smoking? I noticed my gums bleeding alot more upon flossing now that I don't smoke; in fact, it's been almost a year and it's not any better. They are red, inflamed, and receding alarmingly.
SRC, smoking is known to cause gum disease, maybe you have it and it's just starting to show its symptoms? You should get to a dentist, if it is gum disease, you'll want to take care of it asap since you can lose teeth if you get serious gum disease.
Finally, someone else besides me. I never had gum issues prior to my quit. It started about two weeks into and continues to this day. I have read it can be brought on by the stress of quiting on the body as well as through some of the cessation drugs....specifically Chantix. I am doing the oral hygiene overdose to see if I can kick it as well as discontinuence of the Chantix. I think the only sure cure as the others have indicated is a visit to the Dentist
my gums got a little swollen for about the first week. They were tender and bled easily when flossing/brushing. It went away. I believe it is because your gums are getting more bloodflow since you quit smoking. It is probably normal for this to happen, but i don't know why its lasting so long in your case.