Itchy gums are, generally speaking, nothing to worry about. An allergic reaction is the most common cause but, occasionally, itchy gums may be an early sign of more serious problems with the teeth such as the onset of gum disease. A good dental hygiene routine will help avoid itchy gums but there are a few simple steps that can be taken should the problem arise.
– Rinse mouth with saltwater
– Use antibacterial mouthwash
– Try antihistamine medications
Should the problem persist, or if the gums bleed, it could be a “sign of an underlying concern a dentist should check” and further information can be found at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319565.php
Dr. Ewan Bramley Owner & Dentist
Ewan Bramley has more than 15 years experience in British dentistry. Graduating from Glasgow University in 1996, Ewan spent one year working in a dental practice in central Glasgow before moving back to his native North East to join his father’s practice in North Shields. Here, Ewan practised from 1997 until 2009, before going it alone to set up his own private practice.
Operating outside the constraints of the NHS, Ewan Bramley Dental Care is now an established and leading private dental company, offering patients effective and affordable cosmetic and general dentistry.
“I have been a dentist for over seventeen years now and I am really happy to say the more I do it the more I love it. I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to open a brand new state-of-the-art dental practice providing, what I feel, is the best dental care available today.” Ewan Bramley.