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.
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.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with pain in gums, 69% report having gum pain, 67% report having toothache, and 51% report having facial pain.
Patients with pain in gums often receive referral to home health care service .
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 .
Groups of people at highest risk for pain in gums include age 30-44 years, race/ethnicity = black and age 15-29 years.