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Gum pain is a common symptom of many dental issues—big and small. In fact, sometimes gum pain results from something stuck between your teeth and in your gums while other times gum pain results from more major dental issues. In that latter case, it’s best to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Robert Doyle, as soon as possible. Some of the major problems include:

-Gingivitis: This is the beginning stage of gum disease. It involves plaque growing on your teeth and irritating your gums. In fact, it irritates the gums so much that they swell, turn red, and bleed.

-Periodontitis: This is the last stage of gum disease. It occurs when you fail to treat gingivitis. At this stage, your gums become so bothered and infected that they move away from the teeth, create pockets that harbor the infection, and increase your risk of having loose and lost teeth.

-Wisdom teeth impaction: Wisdom teeth are third molars that hide in your jaw until your adolescent years. If they erupt without having enough room, they can become impacted. This causes major pain in the gums and jaw.

If these major problems are causing your gum pain, you need to contact our team and schedule an appointment. To learn more about how to identify the cause of your gum pain in Whitaker, Pennsylvania, please reach out to Complete Dental Care at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 412-567-0927 and we will be more than happy to assist you!