Some people are faced with such an unpleasant sensation when it seems that "itches the teeth." In fact, itching comes from the gums, but sometimes you might think that the bone structure is damaged. It is not recommended to take any measures on your own - you need to urgently consult a dentist. The doctor will find out the true cause, prescribe the appropriate treatment with further recommendations.

Why itchy teeth in an adult?

The first thing that comes to mind when the word "itching" is an allergic reaction. So the body can respond to some external and internal stimuli. Maybe a banal allergy to toothpaste. If after a replacement of this subject of hygiene discomfort did not leave - most likely, the problem is much more serious.

The causes of these unpleasant sensations are divided into primary and secondary.

Primary - this directly affects 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.

Secondary reasons why your teeth itch:

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

Why itchy gums with a cold?

With a cold, itching of the gums is quite common. With parainfluenza and the flu, usually all mucous membranes (nasal cavity, mouth) swell, which can cause unpleasant sensations.

In children with colds, such a symptom is much less common than in adults. For colds that are accompanied by fever and a number of other symptoms, it is necessary to visit the 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 ARVI, slime accumulates in the sinuses of the nose, which, due to swelling of the nasal mucosa, can not be drained. This creates an increased pressure in the maxillary sinuses, which in the future can lead to itching of the gums and even a toothache.

How to treat itching in the mouth?

What actions are taken in case you do not visit a specialist? It is impossible to use serious medications (antifungal creams, ointments) without doctor's appointment until it becomes clear why the oral cavity is being itchy.

The reasons for this state can be many, so before clarifying the truth, you can only weaken this symptom, but in no case do not treat yourself.

At home, you can only rinse the oral cavity with infusions, decoctions of plants, which contain tannic substances. Such herbal remedies are oak bark and sage. You can also rinse the oral cavity with infusion from the flowers of chamomile, which has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Some recommendations on how to remove the itching 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 to rinse your mouth with ordinary water after meals, it can be cold. It will help to remove the itch, and also will clear out hard-to-reach places from food debris. For rinsing, you can not use running water - just filtered water.

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 the cold, small vessels shrink and irritation is removed.

When this symptom develops, it is necessary to consult a specialist. He will prescribe rational treatment.

By the way, the folk sign says that when a man or woman's teeth are itch, then, most likely, a person is expected to gossip.