Should Itchy Gums be a Cause for Concern?

teeth, health, smile, dentistWhile paying attention to the condition of our teeth is important, any symptoms associated with the gums should likewise be noted. When should you see a dentist? Could itchy gums be a symptom of a more serious problem?

– If the gums suddenly become more sensitive, you may be having an allergic reaction.

– If you have a build-up of tartar, you will need professional treatment.

– If you have an oral injury, itching is often a symptom.

“It is important to see a dentist if symptoms persist, as the first stage of gum disease or gingivitis can usually be controlled and treated easily.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.