Toothbrush for numbness after surgery

Last year in july, I had surgery on my upper jaw (maxillary osteotomy) and I still have numbness along the scar and my gums on my upper jaw. I'm not worried about it, I was warned about it, I just wonder what's a good toothbrush to use now? I had a super soft post surgery toothbrush, but it was just too soft and I felt like it didn't get my teeth clean. With my current toothbrush, it's a little too rough on my gums since I can't really feel if I'm brushing too hard against them. Can I get a reccomendation for a good type of brush that'll clean my teeth but be gentle on my gums?

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Answer: Good toothbrush

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

A great toothbrush that has a built in pressure indicator is the Sonicare Professional.  It is a soft bristle toothbrush that has a built in timer and a pressure indicator.  If you apply too much pressure, a noise indicator will sound.  There is a linked app on your phone that allows you to view any places in the mouth that were missed while brushing as well.  There are many settings for brushing including one for gingival health and whitening in addition to general cleaning.  Most dental offices have the sonicare brushed in stock, however you can purchase them on amazon, at wholesale clubs and at Bed, Bath and Beyond to name a few. 

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