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I had a deep clean at the dentist several years ago. After

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Hi I had a deep clean at the dentist several years ago. After the clean the dentist told me she was going to show me how to clean my teeth. She gave me a toothbrush and told me to brush very hard on the left side of my gums i was in a lot of pain but thought it would go away after a few days. The pain didn't settle and now I'm left with a large lump on the left side of my lower gum and whole left side upper gums are even more swollen than the bottom. I have been to the dentist and they keep telling me nothing's wrong. I know something is wrong because of how painful and sore the left side of my mouth is. The right side of my mouth feels completely normal but the left side of my mouth doesn't.
It seems as if toothbrush abrasions have caused these lumps all over the left side of mouth because of how hard the dentist made me brush my gums on that side of my mouth.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.

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