What is it?

Gingiva or gum pain is a pain that is caused by a lesion or disorder that involves the gingival tissue. Gum pain could either appear gradually or suddenly. Causes of gum pain include gum inflammation (gingivitis), canker sores, tobacco use, hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause, abscessed teeth, and oral cancer.

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Signs & symptoms

Gingivitis is the most common cause of gum bleeding. It happens when bacteria and debris (plaque) stay on the gum for too long. Other symptoms may include swollen gums and painful brushing.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and dental examination. Further evaluation may include blood tests and imaging tests.


Treatment depends on the underlying cause and may include rinsing with salt water, brushing with a soft toothbrush, painkillers, mouthwashes, and gels, and avoiding acidic or spicy foods. Bleeding gums may be caused due to many reasons. Occasional bleeding may be linked to teeth brushing. Frequent gingival bleeding may be caused due to periodontitis, leukemia, vitamin deficiency, and clotting problems.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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