Why Do My Gums Hurt When I Eat?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 5:31:55 AM ET

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.

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