Tender, painful, sore, red gums can be a symptom of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) or, more likely, periodontitis (inflammation of the attachment fibers of the teeth and supporting bone), which can arise due to a number of different causes. It can ultimately lead to receding gums and even damage to the bones of the jaw. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also increase the sensitivity of the gums, which may in some cases lead to soreness or pain. Painful gums can also arise due to localized sores on the gums, such as abscesses or aphthous ulcers
HOW IS TENDER GUMS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a routine mouth examination and check for infection and gum disorders by a dentist.
HOW IS TENDER GUMS TREATED?
Tender Gums are treated on the basis of the gum disorder they suffers from. You also have to take care of oral hygiene routine and also be advised to use preventive gel on the gums. In some cases, antibiotics may be given to treat infection.
DID YOU KNOW?
Gum infections do tend to get more serious with time and eventually they may also lead to loss of teeth, loose teeth and other similar issues.