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Midland, TX
A 24-year-old female asked:

when i go running, i get intense pain in my lower gums under my front four bottom teeth? its so intense i have to stop running. what causes this?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
High blood pressure.: When you are running your blood pressure is going to go up. The pain may then be associated with infection in the gums (periodontal disease) or an abscessed tooth. You need to see your dentist.
Dr. Reid Winick
Dentistry 33 years experience
Clenching: Is it possible you are grinding or clenching your teeth. If so, lips together, teeth apart, tongue up is going to posture your lower jaw in a healthy biological posture.
Dr. John K Sullivan
Dentistry 37 years experience
Cold air?: Runners often breath through their mouth, and cold air can affect areas of recession or exposed root surfaces. Even in hot weather, air being pulled across exposed roots can cause severe pain. Check with your dentist about recession or other possible causes of this tooth pain.

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Last updated Aug 27, 2013

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