How to manage itchy gums

Ever had an itchy gum? Medical research indicates that having itchy gums could be a sign of broader health issues. Here are the causes, treatment and prevention of itchy gums.

 Key takeaways:

Observe oral hygiene and see a dentist if symptoms persist.

– Itching on the roof is an allergy symptom, irritation and redness could be gum disease and swelling could be teeth abscesses.

– Causes include plaque build up on teeth, a mild allergy, injuries, bruxism and hormonal changes.

– Treatment includes regular brushing, taking an o.t.c antihistamine and rinsing with saltwater.

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