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Itchy Red Gums
Gums should typically be coral pink. This can vary with race and pigment distribution. If gums are red this is a tell tale sign of inflammation. Inflammation causes the gums to bleed. Bleeding gums are called gingivitis. Gingivitis is a precursor to periodontal disease. Studies also show that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. See ...Read more
My soft palate is itchy, came after i ate a lot of chewing gums. and now its got red spots. exacerbated by sweet stuff. came 6-7 months ago?
I had a deep clean 1 week ago. My gums are sore, red, and itchy. Is that normal? I was fine before it.
Normal ,but: are you on antibiotics? Following post op instructions?keeping good oral hygiene? You should schedule a follow up appoint my with the treating dentist to make sure all are good. ...Read more
My soft palate is itchy, came after i ate lots of chewing gums. and now its got red/yellow spots. exacerbated by sweet stuff. came 6-7 months ago help?
Allergy?: You may be having a reaction to a component in your diet or chewing gum. See if avoiding the gum or anything you started eating shortly before the symptoms developed solves it. You should have an exam to rule out less likely but more serious alternatives, however... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having some serious bleeding from the gums I have gingivitis and I have recently noticed red itchy bumps on roof of mouth....gingivitis??
My gums are red, itchy, achy. My teeth feel loose. My lips itch. Eyes hurt. Tongue spot hurt. Red dot in the back of my mouth. French kissed a week ago.
Examination: Could be viral, bacterial, allergic. Please see dentist for examination. ...Read more
Itchy red bumps on roof of mouth close to throat....and excessive bleeding gums...what could this be??
Fungal Infection?: The differential diagnosis on this is fairly limited. Most commonly a fungal infection/ allergy can be the culprit. However, it could be something more difficult, such as a herpetic infection, or exotic like pemphigus. I would recommend a trip to your Dentist for visual examination and possible medication/treatment. ...Read more
Inflammation: Gums should typically be coral pink. This can vary with race and pigment distribution. If gums are red this is a tell tale sign of inflammation. Inflammation causes the gums to bleed. Bleeding gums are called gingivitis. Gingivitis is a precursor to periodontal disease. Studies also show that there is a correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. See your dentist or hygienist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Professional care : Make sure that you are brushing and flossing properly after every meal. It should take you about 2 minutes. Then see a dentist in order to determine how healthy or unhealthy your gums are. Often we miss cleaning between our teeth and all the way in the back, which leads to plaque and calculus build-up, which in turn leads to inflamed or infected gums. That requires professional treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common gingivitis: Swollen, red and bleeding gums may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist.You can typically get free or reduced fee dental care at dental schools, community clinics, and health centers. Do not delay, ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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