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Is itchiness caused by gum recession?

Is itchiness caused by gum recession?

No: Usually teeth- sensitivity is from gum recession. Itchiness in your mouth may be from some reaction of your body to food / spices/ herbs etc.

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What does it mean when someone has itchy gums?

Gum inflammation: Most likely a manifestation of periodontal disease. Check with your dentist to confirm.

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If you have itchy gums do it mean they are healing?

NO: It means you have an infection in your gums and you need to see a dentist and have your teeth cleaned. Has it bee awhile since you had your teeth cleaned? This may be the cause.

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My gum is all itchy and it hurts when I touch it and it feels kind of swollen what is wrong?

My gum is all itchy and it hurts when I touch it and it feels kind of swollen what is wrong?

? gingivitis: Please see your dentist for evaluation. This could be related to gum inflammation or perdontitis. Some other cuases that be considered are bleeding disorder, infection, improper flossing, ill-fitting dentures, scurvy, vit k deficiency. Even pregnancy can lead to bleeding gums.

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Lately, my gums felt itchy then swelling. My gums grow up and became thick. What was that?

Lately, my gums felt itchy then swelling. My gums grow up and became thick. What was that?

Inflammation: When gums get swollen and itchy it is because there is too much plaque and buildup. Usually they bleed when touched too or when brush and floss. Sounds like it is time to see your favorite dentist for a good check up and cleaning.

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Now itchy 50% of my time when resting, betw. Gum &crown edge. Eating is good. Root canaled 9 months. X-diff. To tell but seems ok.

Now itchy 50% of my time when resting, betw. Gum &crown edge. Eating is good. Root canaled 9 months. X-diff. To tell but seems ok.

Ill fitting crown: If the itching is at the gum line is is not an issue with the root canal therapy. It sound like the margin[where the tooth meets the crown] is overbulked or open.

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Itchy feeling between gum&tip of outer molar crown, when crown was made, it didn't snaped in. I had to bited in with cement. Ever since problem 9 mons.

See dentist: The best way to address this problem is to go to the dentist who made the crown. He knows your case and should be able to help you better than anyone of us that have not seen you or know the details of your problem.

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Why do I have a sore and itchy on my upper gum?

Why do I have a sore and itchy on my upper gum?

Brush, brush, brush: Sore and itchy means your gum may be inflamed. Brushing with soft bristle brush, clean the area will help with the symptoms. See your dentist to treat the cause and prevent the recurrence of symptoms.

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My gums have been bleeding for years when I brush but now they also feel itchy and inflamed at times. What could be wrong?

My gums have been bleeding for years when I brush but now they also feel itchy and inflamed at times. What could be wrong?

Infection: Bleeding gums are infected gums. Swelling and tactile sensations indicate the infection is worsening. Your Oral Hygiene regimen is obviously not working. Bite the bullet, see your Dentist. Referral to a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist, is in order. Go now before the disease does irreparable damage.

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The gums by my upper molars flare up now and again. They can feel swollen and irritated- almost an itchy feeling. What can relive this?

The gums by my upper molars flare up now and again. They can feel swollen and irritated- almost an itchy feeling. What can relive this?

Trip: A trip to your Dentist. Inflammation means infection. See your Dentist for a Periodontal Exam. Referral to a Periodontist may be in order. Working as a team, you and your a Dentist can bring this under control.

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Can anxiety cause itchy gums and teeth?

Can anxiety cause itchy gums and teeth?

Not anxiety: Anxiety doesn't cause itchy gums, but an unexplained physical problem can certainly cause anxiety! If the problem persists, do see your doctor or dentist.

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The back of my tongue turned brown and looks kind of hairy. Also, one area of my gum feels itchy and a bit swelling. Are they related? Wt r the causes?

The back of my tongue turned brown and looks kind of hairy. Also, one area of my gum feels itchy and a bit swelling. Are they related? Wt r the causes?

Hairy tongue: Hairy tongue results when projections on the tongue called papillae grow longer and don't shed like normal. This makes the tongue appear hairy. Debris, bacteria or other organisms can collect on these papillae and result in brown or black appearance. Use a tongue scraper daily. Itchy gum can be from any number of sources and would need to be looked at by your dentist if persists for more than two weeks.

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My tooth #16 itchy. Is it possible to itchy, if there is enough stain between teeth and gum. I go tooth cleaning 2, 3 times yr. My dr never gets in #16?

Get it checked: Every tooth is cleaned during a dental cleaning. And you should be brushing and flossing every tooth. Is there redness and swelling around your wisdom tooth? Sometimes itchiness may be an infection. Have your dentist evaluate this area.

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How come when I eat fresh fruit my gums become crazy itchy and my lips get slightly swollen?

How come when I eat fresh fruit my gums become crazy itchy and my lips get slightly swollen?

Oral Allergy Syndrom: If you have lip, gum, and even throat itching but no other symptoms and if these symptoms occur with uncooked but nor cooked fruit or vegetables you likely have oral allergy syndrome. Oral allergy syndrome occurs when heat-sensitive proteins in fruit & vegetables cross-react with birch tree & ragweed pollens. To be certain your allergist can take a full history and perform skin testing.

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I had a deep clean 1 week ago. My gums are sore, red, and itchy. Is that normal? I was fine before it.

I had a deep clean 1 week ago. My gums are sore, red, and itchy. Is that normal? I was fine before it.

Not fine: Your gums were not "fine" before the procedure, just asymptomatic. You needed the deep cleaning, which is a surgical procedure, because you had gum disease. You are now healing from that surgery. If you have concerns, return to the treating General Dentist or Specialist Periodontist who did the surgical procedure for a reevaluation.

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