How to manage itchy gums
Ever had an itchy gum? Medical research indicates that having itchy gums could be a sign of broader health issues. Here are the causes, treatment and prevention of itchy gums.
Observe oral hygiene and see a dentist if symptoms persist.
– Itching on the roof is an allergy symptom, irritation and redness could be gum disease and swelling could be teeth abscesses.
– Causes include plaque build up on teeth, a mild allergy, injuries, bruxism and hormonal changes.
– Treatment includes regular brushing, taking an o.t.c antihistamine and rinsing with saltwater.
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Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012
Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.