Anonymous asked in Society & CultureCultures & GroupsSenior Citizens · 1 month ago

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.  

6 Answers

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Favourite 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.

  • 1 month 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.

  • rick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    no       .............

  • Snid
    Lv 7
    1 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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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    1 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. 

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