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Old 02-02-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
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Bleeding gums

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.

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Old 02-02-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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Re: Bleeding gums

Sounds like you may need to go see your dentist. I urge you to do so.

Old 02-03-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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Re: Bleeding gums

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.

Old 02-06-2007, 06:55 AM   #4
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Re: Bleeding gums

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


Old 02-06-2007, 12:28 PM   #5
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Re: Bleeding gums

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.

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