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Does bruxism cause your gums to itch?

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2 doctors agree

In brief: Not that I know of

I have not heard of Bruxism causing gums to itch.

In brief: Not that I know of

I have not heard of Bruxism causing gums to itch.
Dr. Kevin Sambuchino
Dr. Kevin Sambuchino
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Itching gums

Good question. Some people describe (particuarly if teeth are damaged to root exposure) that there is a numbness of tingling of gums on affected side (this can be one or both).
It is nto the bruxism iself but rather the damage to teeth and gum structures.

In brief: Itching gums

Good question. Some people describe (particuarly if teeth are damaged to root exposure) that there is a numbness of tingling of gums on affected side (this can be one or both).
It is nto the bruxism iself but rather the damage to teeth and gum structures.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably not

Probably not. If the sensation concerns you, see your dentist for evaluation.

In brief: Probably not

Probably not. If the sensation concerns you, see your dentist for evaluation.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: I wouldn't think so.

I've never heard of that being an issue.

In brief: I wouldn't think so.

I've never heard of that being an issue.
Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: It could

When a person bruxes, they cause forces on the teeth that are transmitted to a ligament that surrounds the root of the tooth.
This ligament's function is to act a s a shock absorber. There is build-in space for the tooth to move slightly in and side to side. It is this movement that causes varied sensations on the tooth. The gums could feel as if they need to be scratched.

In brief: It could

When a person bruxes, they cause forces on the teeth that are transmitted to a ligament that surrounds the root of the tooth.
This ligament's function is to act a s a shock absorber. There is build-in space for the tooth to move slightly in and side to side. It is this movement that causes varied sensations on the tooth. The gums could feel as if they need to be scratched.
Dr. Terri Silverman
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Of course

Chronic night grinding or clenching of the teeth can often lead to such sensation.
See your dentist for night guard fabrication.

In brief: Of course

Chronic night grinding or clenching of the teeth can often lead to such sensation.
See your dentist for night guard fabrication.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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