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Gum pain: What it may be due to and treatment

Before talking about gum pain, we should differentiate between two types based on their persistence, on the one hand when it comes to pain and, on the other, when we talk about pain that lasts over time. In the same way, gum pain caused by a sore is completely different from one caused by an infection. 

Normally, gum pain is accompanied by inflammation or bleeding but we must pay maximum attention, since not all people react to diseases in the same way.

 

Even though there is no pain, it is possible that there is a gum infection. The same thing happens with an absence of bleeding, which should not make us rule out a gum problem. For example, in the case of smokers, tobacco is likely to mask this symptom. 

The absence of pain does not mean that there is no gum infection. In the same way that the absence of bleeding does not rule it out. In the case of smokers, bleeding does not usually appear easily, since tobacco masks this symptom.

As we have seen in the previous section, there are other symptoms that should put us on alert. Gum pain, inflammation, bleeding and other symptoms are due to a very diverse series of causes: scallop infection, gingivitis, periodontitis, trauma, dental interventions, various pathologies and other causes.

How to relieve gum pain

Here is a list of the main recommendations to relieve gum pain:

  • Visit your dentist. He will be able to give you a professional diagnosis and a personalized remedy for sore gums. He can also recommend some of the following prevention measures and home remedies. 
  • Eat something cold: Frozen grapes, cold water, and ice cubes can relieve pain and even help reduce swelling temporarily.
  • Take an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling and help your gums heal. Although it is convenient to remember that we should only consume medications under the recommendation of a specialist. 
  • Update your oral hygiene: Use a toothpaste that suits your needs. Get a new toothbrush with soft bristles, read up on brushing techniques, and make sure you floss correctly.

Finally, if you have recovered from a pathological process of the gums, you should take the following tips into account:

  • Avoid sugary foods and sugary drinks as much as possible.
  • Start a balanced diet rich in nutrients, such as vitamin C and iron.
  • Brush your teeth correctly at least three times a day.
  • Floss correctly to avoid causing damage to your gums.
  • Use a mouthwash appropriate to your needs. It is also necessary to consult your dentist which is most appropriate for your mouth.
  • Eliminate tobacco. You already know that this eliminates the oxygen supply that your mouth needs and promotes the accumulation of bacterial plaque, in addition to countless toxic elements for your gums and teeth.

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