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Gums sore?

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by MiriM, Jul 9, 2019.

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  1. MiriM

    MiriM Full Member

    Jul 9, 2019
    Hi, all! I am so proud to join this forum and be a Quitter. 3 weeks, no analogs. I smoked for 22 years (I would quit only when pregnant), 1-1.5 packs a day. It feels good to not stink, to be saving $$, and to hopefully be reducing the harm I've done to my body.

    Anyway, 1 month into vaping and I noticed my gums are suddenly sore? Like not by my teeth but lower. I'm using an Aspire K3, vaping 12-18mg nicotine ejuice. It's a 70PG/30VG ejuice (higher VG gives me a heavy feeling in my chest).

    It literally just started 2 days ago. Gums are not swollen or bleeding, just sore sore sore. Any advice?
  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Remember there are a host of bad things your body is only just starting to get rid of. Switching from smoking to vaping can cause all sorts of temporary medical oddities. Sometimes serious problems even seem to appear because they are no longer covered by the mask of cigarette chemicals.

    Sore gums isn’t one I’ve heard of before but may be in keeping.
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  3. Jebbn

    Jebbn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Quitting smokers can experience gum problems whether they vape or quit cold turkey.
    After years of smoking I have some gum problems. I had gum problems while I smoked but the smoking masked any discomfort and I was unaware of the problem, my dentist was fully aware of it though.
    For me I dropped high mg mtl vaping in favour of low mg direct to lung vaping and suffer much less discomfort.
    What I am describing may not be the problem you are having.

    A visit to the dentist or dental hygienist would be a good idea at this stage.
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  4. MiriM

    MiriM Full Member

    Jul 9, 2019
    Thanks all!
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  5. MiriM

    MiriM Full Member

    Jul 9, 2019
    Hey all. Update, gums are much better. I think the culprit was the toothpaste I had recently switched to. A super whitening toothpaste. I went back to my normal paste and the gums got better!
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  6. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Welcome! Phew, that was a close one indeed!
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