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Why Your Gums are Throbbing and What Needs to Happen Next Let’s explore the reason behind your throbbing gums… Did...


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Why Your Gums are Throbbing and What Needs to Happen Next

Let’s explore the reason behind your throbbing gums…

Did the above quiz tell you that gum disease was likely the cause of your throbbing gums? It’s a serious issue and shouldn’t be ignored.

Gum disease causes the gums to become inflamed, which causes them to throb or feel tender and painful. Paired with bleeding gums and increased tooth sensitivity, gum disease can quickly grow out of control without the intervention of a dentist or hygienist.

It’s considered a dental emergency when bleeding gums are recurring and paired with gum aches. Get help.

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Pain relief advice for now

Brushing your teeth or using medicated mouthwash for gum disease can prove helpful in relieving the feeling of throbbing gums. Alternatively, warm compresses pressed onto the gums or gargling with salt afterwards can also be effective. Bear in mind that these are only temporary reliefs.

9 times out 10 it’s gum disease

Pain in the gums, regardless of its frequency, should always be checked with a dentist, as this might help us identify gum disease in its early stages.

When we catch gum disease in the gingivitis stage, we can devise a treatment plan that reverses the condition and removes your symptoms. However, once gum disease progresses past this stage, it’s irreversible, which means it will be a life-long battle to manage your symptoms and protect your teeth and oral health from lasting damage.

Learn more about gum disease.

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Treatment for gum disease costs

Several treatments are available to reduce the symptoms of gum disease and help treat it. However, different treatments are recommended for different stages. We’ll likely target each symptom; for example, receding gums will require their own treatments to improve your smile’s appearance.

For now, the best place to begin is a check-up (from £95 if you’re not a registered patient, including your x-rays). We’ll also likely kick treatment off with a hygiene clean, priced at £73 with a hygienist and £150 with a dentist.

Other possible causes of throbbing gums

  • Brushing teeth and gums too harshly
  • An infection of the gums
  • Smoking and diet choices
  • A dental abscess is forming
  • Oral cancer or hormonal changes

Manage your symptoms and prevent gum disease

  • Get regular hygiene cleans involving a scale and polish
  • Root planing treatments
  • Quit smoking
  • Brush teeth twice a day
  • Floss between every meal
  • Utilise interdental brushes

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