Saint Cloud, FL
A 30-year-old male asked:
can gingavitis hurt like a cavity or know somethimes my pain moves side to side i was told at er my gums were swollen going to denist today?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
Usually not: Gingivitis usually does not "hurt" though it is possible if you are having a particularly large flare up in a specific area. As with any inflammatory disease discomfort may be a source of a dull and continual ache.
5380 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: This can very easily cause pain in mouth as referred from a tooth etc. Please see dentist may need plaque buildup removed and also need antibiotics perhaps?
5380 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 4, 2013
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