dental care


Question by  worker5825 (96)

Why are the back of my gums sore?


Answer by  MathWiz (1408)

By any chance were you eating something scratchy like potato chips? If not, it could be a gum disease, which means a trip to the dentist is in order. Until you get there, try swishing with salt water to ease the pain.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

You may have gingivitis. The more probable cause, however, is an irritation, brought about by a scraping of some food, or from a new toothbrush being brushed against them too hard.


Answer by  renee (354)

My niece was complaning of painful gums found out it was because she was getting her wisdom teeth in, and they were impacted and need to be removed.


Answer by  sc1234 (1319)

There are several reasons that this may be happening - you could have some form of gum disease link gingivitis. You could also have some wisdom teeth coming in, that would make them sore too.


Answer by  vannusri (63)

gums could be sore due to a varied number of reasons. the most important one is plaque/calculus deposits on teeth which cause gum infections and thus lead to bleeding of gums. the other reasons may be any food impaction between teeth or newly errupting teeth(ex:wisdom tooth)


Answer by  mother (30)

You don't brush your teeth enough! You need to spend just as much time on your gums as you do on your teeth. This can make your gums tougher.

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