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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Gums and tooth ache

09/18/2000

Question:

what causes your gum to ache what causes a tooth ache

Answer:

There are many factors that are associated with tooth ache and gum diseases. The most common causes of tooth ache are tooth decay, recession, erosion and deep restorations {fillings]. Gum disease presents with a wide clinical spectrum ranging from gingivitis [inflammation of gum] to periodontics [inflammation of ligaments that bind tooth to the bone]. Periodontics involves pocket formation and bone loss. Please check with your local dentist about the exact cause of pain.

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Response by:

Abdel Rahim   Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD Abdel Rahim Mohammad, DDS, MS, MPH, FAAOM, FACD
Clinical Professor of Geriatrics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University