Pain in the gums from eating usually comes from a condition called stomatitis, in which inflammation and soreness occurs in the mouth, specifically with gum disease. In many cases, gum disease starts as gingivitis and then progresses to periodontal disease, but other factors may contribute to soreness in the gums, notes WebMD.Continue Reading
WebMD explains that stomatitis occurs inside any part of the mouth including the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips and palate. Mouth ulcers or aphthous ulcers, herpetic sores and mouth irritation usually cause stomatitis. In addition to gum disease, stomatitis from mouth irritation often stems from biting the cheek, tongue or lip. Wearing braces or another type of dental apparatus may also lead to pain in the gums and having a sharp broken tooth causes some pain. Burning the mouth from hot food and drink and chewing tobacco may lead to irritation in the gums as well. Hypersensitivity to foods and medicines may also lead to pain.
According to WebMD, afflictions such as autoimmune diseases, like Behcet's disease, Crohn's disease or lupus, affect the mucosal lining of the mouth, so the gums may become sore. Even treatments for diseases, such as radiotherapy for cancer treatment, or medications like chemotherapeutic agents, antibiotics and medicines for rheumatoid arthritis or epilepsy, link to gum pain.Learn more about Dental
Oral B states that getting braces does not hurt, but the process can create soreness in the mouth and teeth that can persist for up to a week. To mediate soreness, braces wearers can eat soft foods and use over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.Full Answer >
People with darkened teeth, tender and swollen gums, persistent acne on the gums, extended sensitivity to cold or heat in the mouth, or who experience severe pain when chewing exhibit symptoms indicating that a root canal may be necessary. Diagnosis includes an X-ray of the root canals, according to WebMD.Full Answer >
To temporarily relieve tooth pain, apply an over-the-counter numbing gel that is recommended for tooth pain, or apply two drops of clove oil to a cotton ball, and place the cotton ball between the cheek and gums in the affected area of the mouth. If clove oil isn't available, chew a whole clove, or place a small pinch of powdered clove between the cheek and gums in the affected area.Full Answer >
There are two main causes for gums to turn gray, including trench mouth and leukoplakia. When people have trench mouth, they develop a gray film on their gums and may experience a bad taste in their mouths. Leukoplakia is a condition that causes white or gray patches on the gums, tongue and inner cheek area, according to WebMD.Full Answer >