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Let's see if we can figure out what's causing your sore gums.
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What causes sore gums? 3 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Gum Disease (Gingivitis)

A severe case of gingivitis is marked by swollen, bleeding gums and swollen lymph nodes around the jaw, and neck.

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2

Teething Syndrome

Teething syndrome-or simply "teething"-is a normal process that infants go through as their teeth break, or cut, through their gums. Babies normally start teething when they are six months old. By the time a child i...

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3

Herpes Stomatitis

Recurrent herpes simplex labialis, also known as oral or orolabial herpes, is an infection of the mouth area caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is a common and contagious infection that spreads easily.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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