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Pain in gums

Also known as Gum Tenderness, Gingival Pain, Gum Pain, and Gum Ache

Pain in gums is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of pain in gums are tooth disorder, gum disease, and tooth abscess. Other possible causes, such as conjunctivitis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pain in gums often receive referral to home health care service .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pain in gums include penicillin, clindamycin, phenelzine (nardil), pimozide (orap), benzocaine topical, acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine, permethrin topical, indomethacin and zosyn .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pain in gums include age 30-44 years, race/ethnicity = black and age 15-29 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.5x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
1.7x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.5x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
0.9x
Other
0.9x
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