The treatment for sore gums will depend on the underlying cause of the pain. Here are some general tips that may help alleviate sore gums:
Sore gums can be a sign of an infection, but not always. Gum pain or soreness can also be caused by other factors such as brushing too hard, trauma, a burn, or gum disease.
If your gums are red, swollen, and tender to the touch, and you also experience bleeding while brushing or flossing, it may indicate an infection called gingivitis. Gingivitis is a common type of gum disease that results from a buildup of plaque.
If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into a more severe form of gum disease called periodontitis, which can lead to tooth loss and other oral health problems.
How long it takes for your gums to feel better will depend on the cause of the problem. Usually, if its due to poor brushing or you’ve accidentally hurt your gums, they should feel back to normal in about 10 days. But, you might start to notice some improvement after just a few days.
Stress can put you at a higher risk for gingivitis and gum disease. When you’re feeling stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol, which can weaken your immune system making it easier for bacteria to grow in your mouth. These bacteria can cause your gums to become inflamed and infected.
If you’re experiencing gum pain, it could be due to a few different things. Sometimes it’s caused by inflammation of the gums (also known as gingivitis), while other times it’s from trauma such a burn or something catching in your gum from eating.
Throbbing gums can indicate an injury or infection in your gums, which can be caused by various factors such as brushing your teeth too hard or friction from dental devices like retainers or dentures. Please always visit your dentist as it is not normal to have sore gums.
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