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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 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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My friend has red itchy blotches on her vaginal area she visited her local gum clinic about 3 days ago what could this be?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 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?

See your doctor: Itchy soft palate with red spots that last longer than 2-3 weeks without healing should be checked by a doctor or an oral pathologist. Call for appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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There's still a hole & itchy gums months after removal of wisdom teeth. What should I do?

There's still a hole & itchy gums months after removal of wisdom teeth. What should I do?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

See a Pro: May be Thrush, allergy, lichen plants, neoplasm, etc. Red and r white lesions should always be evaluated immediately. Please call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Heavy plague : You need a good cleaning, possibly a deep cleaning. The itching & the darkness is the heavy plaque that needs to be removed professionally. See you local dentist. No worries ...Read more

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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?

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

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Are itchy gums normal after having wisdom teeth pulled?

Are itchy gums normal after having wisdom teeth pulled?

Healing: Usually normal healing process. Do not disturb the areas of the extractions. ...Read more

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How come sometimes my front teeth pain? It's like a constant ache!! And then my gums are itchy?!

How come sometimes my front teeth pain? It's like a constant ache!! And then my gums are itchy?!

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

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What are some possible reasons that my gums feel itchy and my chin feels bruised after plucking mole hair?

What are some possible reasons that my gums feel itchy and my chin feels bruised after plucking mole hair?

Same sensory nerve: Same sensory nerve most likely, particularly if the mole is also in the chin area and the gums itchiness is also localized in the same general area. ...Read more