MAIN CAUSES OF SENSITIVE AND IRRITATED GUMS 

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WHAT CAUSES GUMS TO BECOME RED, SWOLLEN, SENSITIVE OR IRRITATED? 

The main cause of gum inflammation is an abnormal proliferation of certain bacteria: notably, this is the case with ineffective or infrequent brushing, failing to eliminate tooth plaque and when small remnants of food remain between the teeth.

 

WHAT CAUSES GUMS TO BECOME RED, SWOLLEN, SENSITIVE OR IRRITATED? 

 

The main cause of gum inflammation is an abnormal proliferation of certain bacteria: notably, this is the case with ineffective or infrequent brushing, failing to eliminate tooth plaque and when small remnants of food remain between the teeth.

 

 

 

 

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WHAT IS TOOTH PLAQUE ?

Tooth plaque, or dental plaque, is a sort of sticky coating composed of bacteria and sugars that are continuously deposited onto our teeth; when it is not properly removed by brushing, it mineralises with our saliva, hardens and gives rise to tartar.

WHAT IS TOOTH PLAQUE ?

 

Tooth plaque, or dental plaque, is a sort of sticky coating composed of bacteria and sugars that are continuously deposited onto our teeth; when it is not properly removed by brushing, it mineralises with our saliva, hardens and gives rise to tartar.

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Regular tobacco or alcohol use

 

A generally fragile state or taking certain medicines

Oral imbalances often go hand in hand with conditions such as diabetes, hormonal changes, pregnancy…

 

We also know that certain types of medicine directly or indirectly disturb the oral flora. These are primarily:

-Antibiotics

-Treatments that lower the body’s natural defences (including treatments for certain inflammatory diseases, cancer treatments, cortisone-based treatments…)

-Treatments that cause a dry mouth (treatments for urinary incontinence, and certain neurological illnesses…)

-Equally, treatments that cause swelling (antihypertensive drugs…) (ameli.fr)

 

Swelling of the gum can also occur after trauma, for example from wearing dentures or orthodontic appliances, and after dental treatment or surgery: descaling, having a crown fitted, fillings, root canal work, tooth extraction…

 

In some cases, fragile gums can simply be due to familial predisposition.

Regular tobacco or alcohol use

 

A generally fragile state or taking certain medicines

Oral imbalances often go hand in hand with conditions such as diabetes, hormonal changes, pregnancy…

 

We also know that certain types of medicine directly or indirectly disturb the oral flora. These are primarily:

-Antibiotics

-Treatments that lower the body’s natural defences (including treatments for certain inflammatory diseases, cancer treatments, cortisone-based treatments…)

-Treatments that cause a dry mouth (treatments for urinary incontinence, and certain neurological illnesses…)

-Equally, treatments that cause swelling (antihypertensive drugs…) (ameli.fr)

 

Swelling of the gum can also occur after trauma, for example from wearing dentures or orthodontic appliances, and after dental treatment or surgery: descaling, having a crown fitted, fillings, root canal work, tooth extraction…

 

In some cases, fragile gums can simply be due to familial predisposition.

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If you have a particular fragility or risk factor, be cautious and take action with a suitable care and prevention strategy, and/or respond to the slightest sign (take a look at our OLIGOGUM® Comfort oral gel, a natural origin solution).

If symptoms persist or worsen, please consult your doctor or dentist.

 

If you have a particular fragility or risk factor, be cautious and take action with a suitable care and prevention strategy, and/or respond to the slightest sign (take a look at our OLIGOGUM® Comfort oral gel, a natural origin solution).

If symptoms persist or worsen, please consult your doctor or dentist.