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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. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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