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Gum is bruised

My gum in between my teeth is very bruised looking.It is making my teeth and head hurt.I brush my teeth 8-10 times a day b/c of OCD.I brush that area the most.Could it be that I brushed it too hard or often?Can the brusing be whats causing the pain in my head and teeth.My dh looked at it and said it doesnt look like anything but a bruise.

Thanks.I figured it was from the nerves and thats why all the pain.My gums on the bottom hurt too.I know I need help for my OCD but I was trying to control it myself.I am under so much stress right now and its the only thing that helps.I have OCD with other things as well.Thanks for the advice!

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Jan. 12, 2011 in Health

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  • yes- You are brushing too much and too hard it sounds like. Can you chew gum instead?

    Answer by chefjen at 8:21 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • yes, it sounds like it is damaged from you brushing too much. if you don't stop aggrivating it so much it could develop into a sore and they really hurt. maybe you should talk to someone about your ocd and learn how to manage it.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:22 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • No wonder they are bruised, 8 to 10 times! that is over the top, stop doing this and it will give it time to heal.

    Answer by older at 8:23 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

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