What other symptoms might occur with gum pain?

Gum pain may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition.

Gum symptoms that may occur along with gum pain

Gum pain may accompany other symptoms affecting the gum including:

  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bright red or red-purple appearance to gums
  • Gums that are tender or sensitive
  • Painful mouth sores or ulcers
  • Receding gums
  • Swollen gums

Other symptoms that may occur along with gum pain

Gum pain may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Bleeding
  • Loosening or loss of the teeth
  • Nausea
  • Tongue pain
  • Weakness, tiredness or light-headedness

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, gum pain may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be evaluated immediately in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have gum pain along with other serious symptoms including:

  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Loss of teeth
INTRODUCTION

What is gum pain?

Gum pain is a common symptom of canker sores on the gums that can result from mouth injury, viral infections, emotional stress, hormonal shifts, a weakened immune system, or a diet low in nutrients.... Read more about gum painintroduction

CAUSES

What causes gum pain?

Gum pain results from a number of factors, including dental disease and vitamin deficiencies. Dental diseases are the most common cause of gum pain. Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and infection of the gum line involving the teeth and bones (periodontitis) are common causes of gum pain. The pain is associated with an increase in fluid. Canker sores, which are not serious but are painful, open ulcers that often develop on the gums, are another common cause of gum pain. Canker sores are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in the mouth and gums.... Read more about gum paincauses

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