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Can brushing help painful gums?

I am a 25 year old male with painful and irritated gums. Can brushing help painful gums?

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Brushing is always important and can help slow plaque growth. Visit your dentist and discuss the underlying cause. You may need SCRP or deep cleaning to improve your condition.
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It will help your gums.

Hope your gums feel better soon. The answer to your question is not so straight forward. However, it could have a simple answer. Brushing can only help your gums if lack of brushing is what is causing your painful and irritated gums. Are your gums painful all over your mouth or just in one area? If they are spread throughout your mouth, then it could be a lack of brushing causing your painful gums or it could be an illness that your body has (not so common). How often do you brush your teeth now? If you brush a couple times a day, then it is less likely that your brushing your teeth is going to help your painful gums. If you have missed a few brushing sessions then it is possible to have plaque build up and inflammation in your gums and this can make them irritated and painful. First thing you can do is make sure you brush twice a day and floss once per day, then see if you notice a difference after a few days. It will take longer than this to heal, but you will have a good idea in a few days. If not, then you you should see a doctor to rule out any potential illness.
Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD