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James C. Lewis, DMD
4101 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 372-7887
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By James C. Lewis, DMD
August 11, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Pain  

Painful gums? Gum pain can affect your day-to-day activities and make life frustrating and miserable. Many things can cause your gums togum pain be painful. You should see a dentist if you have ongoing gum pain. Dr. James Lewis in New Port Richey, FL offers a full range of dental services. Read on to learn about the causes of gum pain.

1. Improper Brushing- Sometimes gum pain is simply a sign that you brush your teeth too hard. Using the wrong type of tooth brush can also cause gum pain. Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Using hard-bristled and medium-bristled toothbrushes could cause gum pain and damage your tooth enamel.

2. Gum Disease- Gum pain is a common symptom of periodontal disease or gum disease. Gum disease is characterized by gum infection, pain, and bleeding. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, which is an advanced form of gum disease. Periodontitis can cause painful pockets of pus called abscesses and lead to tooth loss.

3. Wearing Dentures- If you are a first-time denture wearer, you might be suffering from painful gums as your mouth adjusts to the presence of a foreign object. If the pain gets worse or lasts for several weeks, consult a dental professional.

4. Hormone Changes- Your gums can become sensitive, and at times react strongly to hormonal fluctuations. If you are a woman, hormone changes related to your menstrual period, menopause, or pregnancy can cause your gums to become sore or painful.

5. Canker Sores- If your gums hurt and you have a white mouth ulcer with red borders, it could be a canker sore. Canker sores usually go away in a 1 to 3 weeks. A canker sore that's larger than a half inch can be very painful and should be treated by a dental professional.

Gum pain hurts, but you don't have to suffer. Life always offers another chance to get back on track. Call Dr. James Lewis at 727-372-7887 right now to schedule a dental appointment in New Port Richey, FL. You have nothing to lose but your pain.


Dentist New Port Richey FL James Lewis DMD

James Lewis, DMD

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