Improper flossing, brushing too hard, infectious diseases, gum diseases, Vitamin K deficiency, hormonal changes can cause sensitive and sore gums. Gingivitis and sensitivity in the gums is usually related to how much we care about our oral hygiene. Bleeding gums while brushing, redness in gum, and inflamation are the symptoms of gum sensitivity.

Some reasons why your gums may become sensitive or inflamed include:

⦁ Smoking and chewing tobacco
⦁ Unorganized teeth
⦁ Hormonal changes during pregnancy, puberty and menopause
⦁ Cancer and cancer treatment
⦁ Alcohol
⦁ Stress
⦁ Poor nutrition
⦁ Diabetes
⦁ Some medicine
⦁ Vitamin K deficiency
⦁ Improper or lack of oral hygiene
⦁ Dry mouth or xerostomia

The following methods and symptoms are very useful in diagnosing gingivitis:

⦁ Periodontal probe
⦁ X ray
⦁ Examination of sensitive teeth
⦁ Redness, inflamation and bleeding

Contact your dentist for an appointment so they can help you figure out what has caused your gums to become sensitive.