Is it normal for senior citizens' teeth and gums to hurt even though there are no cavities or gum disease?
The dentist doesn't see anything wrong.
- LiliLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
No. If one's gums and teeth are in good shape, they shouldn't be hurting. This is not a "normal" effect of aging.
Someone might develop teeth sensitivities over time, especially if enamel has eroded somewhat, though that shouldn't cause problems with the gums.
Sore gums could be a symptom of a medical condition -- an early sign of gum disease, yes, but also a possible indication of a vitamin deficiency, diabetes, or stress, which can elevate cortisol (which increases inflammation) and also cause tooth grinding, which in turn can cause sore gums.
- JackolanternLv 74 weeks ago
I too had gum problems when I was much younger and solved them by taking vitamin C. I constantly has bad colds and was looking for something to help. I tried vitamin C and it helped somewhat. But I found that it also stopped gums from being sore and bleeding. In some cases, it acts like a wonder drug! I would definitely try it.
- rickLv 71 month ago
- SnidLv 71 month ago
It's probably not normal exactly but it can happen. If the dentist doesn't see anything wrong I wouldn't worry. Maybe review what you are eating and see if it's different than usual.
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- kswck2Lv 71 month ago
It is called Aging. You will get there too
- 1 month ago
I would say yes.
Using Sensodyne Toothpaste can help with aching or sensitive teeth.
Sometimes if you have been out in a cold wind, it can make teeth hurt.
Well, It does mine.