If you experience pain with certain foods and drinks, talk to your dentist. Don’t ignore these symptoms as they point to conditions that need treatment, or could lead to complications.
- Gingivitis is a common source of gum sensitivity, where the gums can be swollen, tender and easily bleed.
- Tooth sensitivity may result from a number of oral issues including teeth grinding, cavities, exposed dentin and gum disease.
- Maintaining a good oral health routine, including regular brushing, flossing and dentist appointments helps prevent sensitivity.
Gum sensitivity resulting from gingivitis or periodontal disease is typically caused by poor oral hygiene. Plaque is the main culprit of this sensitivity as it builds up along the gumline and, if left untreated, can progress to advanced gum disease.
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