If you ever experience any type of oral discomfort, it’s best to come in for a visit. It’s generally impossible for us to know what’s going on with your smile, whether you need to make minor changes to your dental hygiene routine or if you require restorative care, etc., unless we see you. If you are experiencing pain or other new symptoms, call us! For the time being, your Riverside dentist is happy to address common questions about painful care at home that will open your eyes to what might be happening.

Questions and Answers

Question: What if I just saw you for my checkup and we agreed that I need to start flossing again. Is it normal for my gums to bleed a tiny bit and to feel sensitive when I start back up?

Answer: This is normal if it goes on for a couple days. However, your Riverside dentist explains that if the problem persists for much longer, you should give us a call just to make sure all is well.

Question: Is it normal for my gums to hurt when I floss (or to bleed) in any other circumstance?

Answer: Nope. You should not experience pain or bleeding during your dental hygiene. If you’re flossing and you’re bleeding, it could be the result of excessive force. To this, we urge you to be much more careful. In addition, you will need a dental checkup, so we may rule out or treat any existing gum disease before it advances.

Question: How about brushing? It is bad if I experience discomfort during this part of my dental hygiene session?

Answer: Again, you should not experience pain when you brush or during any other aspect of home care. Discomfort may arise due to overly intense, aggressive care. It may also happen due to damage or disease that may include gum recession, gum disease, decay, etc. See your Riverside dentist soon for answers and solutions.

See Us If Your Home Care Is Uncomfortable

Caring for your smile at home should be convenient and comfortable. If you experience pain or other symptoms, call us right away. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.