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Gums hurt after eating

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Posted by: mom2three  (9 years ago)
Dear everyone,

Last week, I have noticed my gums ache terribly after eating any type of food, be it soft vegetables or harder meats. I think they even bleed a little bit. I feel a lot of pressure between the teeth. After I floss, they hurt so badly. I do not have problem with brushing though. The ache can stay for up to three hours and it is a really sore. Any ideas? Is this a serious problem? I have never had any issues with my gums before though I have always been told I have puffy gums. Thank you in advance for your input.
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Hello, it sounds like you are experiencing periodontal problems. Puffy, red gums are signs of gingivitis which is inflammation of gums. Pain along with bleeding may be very serious. Please consult a dentist you will most likely refer you to a periodontist. You must improve oral hygiene and use antimicrobial mouth rinses and to help your gums to heal your dentist will most likely perform scaling to remove deep pockets, plaque and calculus.