Some people are faced with such a bad feeling when it seems that the "itchy teeth". Actually the itching is coming from the gums, but sometimes you might think that damaged bone structure. It is not recommended to independently take any action – you need to go to the dentist. The doctor finds out the true cause, appropriate treatment with further recommendations.

Why itchy teeth in an adult?

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "itch" is an allergic reaction. So the body can respond to certain external and internal stimuli. Can be banal and Allergy to toothpaste. If after replacement of the subject of hygiene discomfort left – most likely, the problem is much more serious.

The reasons for these unpleasant feelings are divided into primary and secondary.

Primary is directly of diseases of the oral cavity, such as:

  • plaque and Tartar
  • caused by the herpes virus stomatitis
  • the emergence of the AFL and ulcerations – aphthous stomatitis
  • catarrhal gingivitis
  • periodontitis
  • fungal infection of the oral cavity – candidiasis
  • leukoplakia
  • ulcers, erosion due to injury.

A secondary reason why you itch teeth:

  • various metal construction plates, staples
  • teeth grinding – bruxism
  • from allergies (allergic reactions)
  • constant stress
  • hypovitaminosis or hypervitaminosis
  • lack of vitamin C
  • excessive stimulation of the immune system.

Why itchy gums with a cold?

For colds itching of the gums is quite common. When parainfluenza and influenza usually all mucous membranes (nasal cavity, mouth) swollen, which can cause discomfort.

In children with cold symptoms such is much rarer than in adults. For colds accompanied by fever and other symptoms, you should visit a therapist.

For colds sometimes people independently, without consultation of the doctor, get antibiotics, frequent use of which can cause itching, because there is the risk of candidiasis of the oral cavity.

Often with SARS in the sinuses mucus accumulates, which is due to swelling of the nasal mucosa is not amenable to drainage. This creates increased pressure in the maxillary sinuses, which can cause will start to itch the gums and even tooth pain arise.

How to treat itching in the mouth?

What to take action if not visit the specialist? Not without a doctor's prescription to use serious medications (antifungal creams, ointments) until you find out why it itches the mouth.

The reasons for this state can be a lot, so to clarify the truth, we can only ease the symptom, but in any case not to treat themselves.

At home you can only rinse your mouth with infusions, decoctions of plants, which is composed tannins. Such herbal remedies is oak bark and sage. You can also rinse your mouth with infusion of chamomile flowers, which has anti-inflammatory action.

Some recommendations on how to remove an itch before going to the dentist:

  • purchase a brush with very soft bristles
  • if not damaged mucous to chew solid foods
  • to limit consumption of sweets.

It is necessary after a meal rinse mouth with plain water, cold. It will help relieve itching and clean hard to reach places from the remnants of food. For rinsing you can't use tap water – only filtered.

In warm water you can add salt and rinse hypertonic solution. The procedure must be performed several times for two minutes.

Another option to alleviate the condition is to dissolve a piece of ice. In cold weather the small blood vessels constrict and the irritation is removed.

The manifestation of this symptom, you must consult a specialist. He will prescribe rational treatment.

By the way, the sign says as you scratch the teeth of men or women, it is likely the person awaiting the gossip.