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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes you gums to be sore/sensitive?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Gum: Gingivitis, poor dental hygiene, immunosupression , chemotherapy, diabetes, a cold, apthous sore, dilantin, trauma, dentures etc.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 23 years experience
Infection: When your body cannot contain a bacterial invasion of body tissue, an infection occur. An infection gives rised to tissue vasodilation and neovascular genesis (produce new blood vessel and capillary) to mobilized the cell of immunity to combat infection. When this occur, gum tissue is gorged with all these cells and pressing on the nerve causing sore or sensitive.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can antibiotics be causing my sore gums?

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
Check back w dentist: Antibiotics do not cause gum pain. However, taking antibiotics significantly reduce the number of bacteria living in your mouth, and as a result, you may get fungal infection--fungus can grow so well now that only few bacteria live and there is lots of room for fungi to grow. This would definitely cause sore mouth, including sore gums. See a dentist to find out why if it persists.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Could my hangover be causing my gums to be so sore?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Not directly: But indirectly possibly. Perhaps you did not brush or floss. Maybe you smoked a lot, etc, and these things can cause sore gums.

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