If you have itchy gums, its often a sign of bacteria build up. Usually, good oral hygiene can help treat and prevent this problem. However, some cases of itchy gums can be a sign of a more serious problem, such as gum disease. If the problem persists, it is important to seek a dentist as soon as possible.
The symptoms of itchy gums can vary, and can also help indicate the cause. For example, if the itching sensation occurs in the roof of the mouth it could be a sign of an allergy. If the gums are itchy, red and irritated it can be an initial stage of gum disease. If the symptom feels more of an aching pain or swelling it could be a result of an injury.
To help with relief, brush, and floss with antibacterial toothpaste and mouthwash. You can also rinse your mouth with salt water. If you are experiencing an allergy, an over-the-counter antihistamine can help provide some relief.
If any of these symptoms persist, it is best to see a dentist for the most appropriate solution. Contact us at ToothMatters for any dental problems in Richmond Hill today! We look forward to making a difference in your dental health care.
– Dr. Gao