dental care


Question by  superwhites (220)

What could be the cause of burning gums?

My gums are burning.


Answer by  MikeG (1650)

Using a new brand of toothpaste or mouthwash with Phenylkneutronics, A common additive for a "Cool sensation" has been known to cause these kind of side effects. It could also be gum disease as well.


Answer by  Sticky (363)

Does it get worse with spicy food or peppermint flavours? Chances are you have xerostomia - reduced salivary flow which leaves the dry gums vulnerable to irritation. Can be a result of medications or aging. See your dentist for help and keep hydrated with water - not sweet drinks!!!


Answer by  Priestess (26)

Burning gums might result from an open sore, however, it can also be a sign of infection or periodontal disease. If pain persists, you should see a dentist to rule out infection or receive the proper treatment as gum disease can lead to tooth loss and degradation of the bone.


Answer by  ttock (75)

The burning of your gums could be a lack of adequate brushing and flossing. Plaque can sit on your gums and if you don't get rid of it properly, it may cause a burning sensation.


Answer by  ktow70 (305)

A virus of the mouth called thrush is most likely the cause of this burning sensation in the gums in this case a dentist should be able to prescribe either a type of antibacterial mouthwash or an antibiotic for this or if someone is using really strong blaech on their teeth this could cause burning too.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well burning gums can be caused by all sorts of things. This may indicate that your gums are weak. Also you may feel pain in your gums if your enamel is getting weakened, which could be a result of the acidity in your food or drink. Visit your dentist to seek relief.

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