- There are several causes of gum pain.
- Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums caused by a bacterial infection.
- Oral herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus
Do you have any painful gums with every meal or brush and wonder exactly what causes gum pain? There are many reasons why your gums hurts; it can range from mild to severe.
There are several causes of gum pain, but the most common cause of gum pain is gingivitis. Here is a list of possible causes that can cause gum pain:
Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that is caused by a bacterial infection. Bacterial accumulation and poor dental hygiene are two of the common causes of gum pain. The most common risk factors are age, smoking and dry mouth. It can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene, regular brushing after meals, flossing, tobacco use, and so on.
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Oral Herpes  Oral Herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. This virus infection causes fever, gum pain, painful mouth sores, swollen gums and redness in the gums. It is contagious and a person can become infected if they come in contact with an infected person. It is a rare disease and can be treated.
Cold sores, blisters on the lips and on the edge of the mouth can be painful and uncomfortable. They are a common dental problem that mainly affects adults. They can lead to pain in the gums. Cold wounds make it difficult for a person to drink easily, and the food can also be uncomfortable.
When a tooth is pulled out, it leaves a pan open, an empty space in the bone. Normally, the pan is covered with a blood clot to protect the underlying bone. However, sometimes the clot dissolves and exposes bones, nerves and food, water and even air. This condition is called dry sump. This is a common problem that affects many people after tooth extraction and causes severe pain in the gums, headaches, swelling and fever.
Hormonal changes in women can also affect the gums. When you reach puberty, more blood flows into your gums and they become swollen and painful. Pregnancy also affects your gums and can even lead to bleeding gums. In that case, you should consult a doctor.
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How can it be treated?
- Regular brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste
- Dental floss
- Individuals who have had tooth infections or gingivitis should use an antiseptic mouthwash to prevent the occurrence of these infections.
- Avoid tobacco use to prevent plaque formation and oral infections.
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit a doctor frequently to have your teeth examined for infections and other illnesses.
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Written by: Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff February 12, 2019