Sore gums are predominately caused by periodontal (gum) disease. Other reasons for gingival pain could be an infection or abscess. An infection often creates a bump (similar to a pimple) near the infected tooth or a localized swollen and puffy area near the infected tooth. If you see any bumps or swollen areas contact our office. Trauma such as a burn or cut can also cause pain to the gums. Monitor the traumatized area to make sure the tissue returns to normal. A particle of food, fingernail, floss or anything else that goes into your mouth can get stuck between your gums and teeth and cause irritation and sore gums. If you can't remove it, contact the office so we can remove it safely for you.
NEVER PLACE ASPIRIN OR MEDICATION DIRECTLY ON YOUR GUMS!