Common Causes and Solutions for Sore Gums

Common Causes and Solutions for Sore Gums

Do you have a throbbing sensation in your gums? Are they red and swollen? If so, you may be experiencing gum pain. This is a very common problem, and there are many causes and solutions. In this blog post, we will discuss the most common causes of gum pain and how to treat it.

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Causes of gum pain

  • Brushing your teeth too hard: As gums are made up of soft tissue, brushing too vigorously or the wrong way can irritate gums and cause them to become inflamed. The solution is to use a softer toothbrush and be more gentle when brushing.
  • Gum disease: This is an infection of the gums that can cause pain, swelling, and bleeding. In Australia it is very common  with 1 in 3 adults experiencing moderate to severe gum disease. Gum disease can be caused by a range of dental issues including plaque and tartar buildup. The best way to treat gum disease is to see a dentist or dental hygienist regularly for professional cleanings and to practice good oral hygiene at home.
  • Tooth decay: This occurs when the tooth enamel breaks down, exposing the sensitive inner layer of the tooth. This can cause pain and sensitivity. The solution is to see a dentist for a filling or crown.
  • Canker sores: These are small, painful ulcers that can form on the gums. The solution is to use a mouthwash or topical cream to help healing.
  • Tobacco products: Smoking or using other tobacco products can irritate gums and cause gum pain.

If you are experiencing gum pain it is important to see a dentist to find out the cause. Once the cause is determined  they will be able to provide you with the best treatment plan.

How to prevent sore gums?

  • Practice good oral hygiene: This means brushing and flossing regularly  as well as seeing a dentist or dental hygienist for regular cleanings.
  • Use a soft toothbrush: A hard toothbrush can cause irritation and inflammation of the gums.
  • Be gentle when brushing: Brushing too vigorously can also cause gum pain.
  • Use a mouthwash: This can help to prevent gum disease.
  • Drink plenty of water: This helps to keep your mouth hydrated and can reduce the risk of gum disease.
  • Quit smoking: Smoking is a major cause of gum disease. If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your oral health.
  • Reduce stress levels: Stress can cause inflammation throughout the body, including the gums. Reducing stress can help to prevent gum pain.

Get in contact with Blue Tooth Dental

If you are experiencing gum pain, there are many things you can do to treat it. By following the tips above you can help to prevent and relieve your gum pain. If the pain persists  be sure to get in touch with Blue Tooth Dental.

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