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Itchy White Gums
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. ...Read more
?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. ...Read more
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.
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.
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. ...Read more
No : Often a sign of healing is an itching feeling. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
My friend has red itchy blotches on her vaginal area she visited her local gum clinic about 3 days ago what could this be?
Unsure: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My gums have been really itchy for about 4 days. I have always been really good with cleaning my teeth and I don't know how to stop it?
Dental exam: Have your teeth examined. You may need a professional cleaning. ...Read more
My soft palate is itchy, came after I ate a lot of chewing gums. And now it's got red spots. Exacerbated by sweet stuff. Came 6-7 months ago?
My gum round my premolar gets a bit red and itchy and the gum area between this premolar and the next tooth is also red & itchy. Wt could it be?
Normal healing or no: After an extraction we can have a hole some period due to the healing of that area. This healing normally takes around 3-4 months. If the hole is same colour and shade than the gum, it is good sign, just need to have more care cleaning that area, however if the hole is deep, different colour, you could have a chronic infection. It will always be resorbed with a follow up appointment. ...Read more
Why does my daughters tongue and gums get itchy when she eats pineapple, lime, oranges, and cilantro?
Allergy?: Maybe she is allergic to these foods. ...Read more
How come when I run. My gums feel itchy and when I rinse it with water. My saliva is really sticky almost like blood mix with it.
Dessication: Breathing through your mouth as is typical for a runner can dessicate the mucosal skin in your mouth producing variable symptoms. If you can slow down and breathe through your nose more, it may help. ...Read more
My gum between two teeth I think is called the papilla is a bit enlarged & itchy. When I pressed on the gum margin it bled. Is it a gum or tooth issue?
Probably gum: The gum that first between each tooth is called a papilla. Should not bleed. Most probably a gum issue. Needs to be seen by your Dentist or a gum specialist, a Periodontist. If you have one gum issue you probably have multiple gum issues. ...Read more
My soft palate is itchy, came after I ate lots of chewing gums. And now it's got red/yellow spots. Exacerbated by sweet stuff. Came 6-7 months ago help?
I have itchy gums some times and some black line in the gums. I am using peroxyl mouth wash too. Is anything serious with my gums?
Lower gum line inflammated and looks boggy all of a sudden. It has not swollen and does not hurt but the lower front teeth has itchy feel; what to do?
See your dentist: If it is sudden then you may be developing a gingivla abcess, but more likely it is as simple as the need for a good cleaning. Get an appointment and take care of it. Until then keep it cleaned out even if it hurts to do it. ...Read more
Healing: Usually normal healing process. Do not disturb the areas of the extractions. ...Read more
Consultation: Could be a tissue/bone gum problem. Get a consultation with a Dentist and have X-Rays taken to evaluate what is structurally occurring. ...Read more