Quick Answer: What Causes Gum Cuts?

Painful or bleeding gums can be caused by improper brushing or flossing techniques, gum disease, chemotherapy, tobacco use, or certain hormonal changes.

Cuts or Abrasions: Gum pain can often be caused by a simple cut or abrasion.

How do you heal a cut on your gums?

If the cut is inside your mouth:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water right after meals. Saltwater rinses may help healing.
  • Eat soft foods that are easy to swallow.
  • Avoid foods that might sting.
  • Try using a topical medicine, such as Orabase, to reduce mouth pain.

How long does it take for a cut on your gums to heal?

The healing process is often quick, taking 1 to 2 weeks for the mouth to heal fully but may take longer. People can take over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers or prescription medications to help manage any discomfort.

How do you stop a cut gum from bleeding?

If you do not have the instructions, bite on gauze or a piece of clean cloth to control bleeding. If pressure does not stop the bleeding, try biting down on a moistened tea bag for 10 to 15 minutes. Avoid spitting, using any form of tobacco, and using straws, which can make bleeding worse.

Do gums grow back if cut?

Can receding gums grow back? Receding gums are gums that have pulled away from a tooth, leaving its delicate root exposed. Your gum tissue doesn’t regenerate the way other types of tissue does (like the epithelial tissue of your skin, for example). As a result, receding gums don’t grow back.