Gum Sores, Pain Or Discomfort, Red Gums And Red Spots

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

Your symptoms may be due to a various reasons. In babies, gum soreness can be associated with teething. In children and adults, brushing too hard or using a toothbrush with hard bristles can cause gum soreness and bleeding. Gum pain and redness can also be a sign of infection. Good oral hygiene can help prevent these symptoms.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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