Gingivitis or Sore Gums

Mouth | Odontologie | Gingivitis or Sore Gums (Symptom)


Sore gums are a common problem that affect a lot of people, but part of the reason they are so common is that they can have any number of causes which makes them fairly hard to diagnose and explain.


The pain of the gums is a common symptom of cold sores on the gums that can result from mouth lesions, viral infections, emotional stress, hormonal changes, a weakened immune system, or a diet low in nutrients.

The pain of the gums is also a common symptom of gum disease. Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and periodontitis is characterized by infection of the gums, bleeding and pain. Gum pain also result from inflammation and sensitivity by excess fluid (edema) in the tissues of the gum.

Less common causes of sore gums are deficiencies of vitamins and a rare disease known as Beh├žet syndrome. This disorder causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels throughout the body and can cause sores in the mouth that sore gums. Gum pain can be a sign of a serious illness. Seek immediate medical attention if pain persists.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Some easy ways to treat and fight sore gums include: maintaining a healthy and gentle oral-care routine, keeping gums lubricated to by rinsing them with cool water after each meal, eating a soft diet until gum soreness subsides, using medicated mouth rinses, using herbal tea to rinse mouth.