my gums have bled since my adult teeth came through and no one could find a cause so i just have to make sure i keep my teeth nice and clean and use antibacterial mouthwash everyday and a course of that corsodil stuff every few months. when i was a kid they assumed it was something i was doing to myself for attention!
i've switched to a childs smaller, softer toothbrush and the bleeding has slowed down a touch and i've noticed that when i've been too ill to get out of bed and brush them for a few days the bleeding often stops completely (unless i then eat hard food such as raw carrrot etc). thats very interesting! over the last few years i;ve tried every type of toothbrush on the market and they all make them bleed so i've resigned myself to always having bleeding gums.
i get the same thing with the crisps and any other crunchy/hard foods and also had many teeth out due to overcrowding (all without adequate pain relief as the injection never works in the tooth (but works ok on the skin of my face, so that goes numb but the actual tooth doesnt) and no dentist believed me). also have a few slightly wobbly teeth that hurt a little sometimes but as i cant get a dentist now i've been diagnosed with EDS i'm trying to ignore them.
i've got a broken filling in one of my molars that's been broken since it was first put in- new dentist noticed the drill was hurting me so panicked and didnt do the filling properly so half fell out straight away. but she didnt want to fix it as that would involve drilling it out etc (even though i was happy for her to keep drilling, i'm used to that pain by now, it;s nothing compared to having those teeth out....). but she refused and looked terrifed so stuck that plastic stuff on my teeth (a bit like cling film that they heat up and stick to the teeth once they've cleaned them all really well). that's broken down now as it was years and years ago so little bits of that filling keep breaking off. every now and then it hurts a lot but at the moment its ok, and hope it stays ok for a while longer as i'd need to get admitted to hospital to have it fixed under a general anaesthetic....
gosh, how did dentists cope before local anaesthetic! i'd see the point of them not wanting to drill if it was blatently obvious that it's hurting but i'm really good at hiding the pain and that dentist only saw as she looked into my eyes as exactly the right moment,