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Can dry mouth cause bumps on gums

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Xerostomia (dry mouth), makes the oral mucosa more vulnerable to frictional damage as the lubricating function of saliva is lost, and mucosal atrophy ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Gums: This sounds like a rheumatological condition. Sjogren's syndrome is the most typical condition to affect oral mucosa. I'd see a physician for evaluati ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Oral Thrush?: It could be a fungal infection (Candidiasis) or a host of other things. See your dentist to find out.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wiernik
55 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many possible causes: A dry mouth can be caused by a variety of medicines, anxiety, dehydration, etc. Radiation therapy can also be a cause. If it doesn't go away you shoul ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Appelblatt
43 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes and no: Most people with dry mouth are actually irritating their lips and tongue without realizing it, given that the tongue has a mind of its own. Is it ok w ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are several possible causes. Certain meds can cause a dry mouth. Sjogren's syndrome is also a common cause.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If you are having a reaction to an antibiotic this symptom can occur. Pinpoint when this started in reference to how long you've been taking antibiot ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Soreness: It appears that you may be developing a viral illness of the mouth.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Variety of possibili: most commonly this is perlech. It can be due to yeast. You can discuss this with your physician about anti-yeast medication, in further clinical evalu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Many causes: There are many causes of mouth blisters such as cold sores caused by herpes simplex i virus:canker sore or aphthous ulcer which is caused by stress, h ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vandana Kumra
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many causes: If the dryness is new, it may be dehydration, a medication side effect, or part of an infection. If it lasts longer, work-up would consider the above ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sean Agazanof
10 years experience Pharmacology
Somewhat: Dry mouth yes. Swelling no. If your lips swell or anything else starts swelling noticeably such as your lips you might have an allergic reaction see a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Dehydration: Yes.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible allergies: Typical allergic reactions that affect the mouth and tongue lead to itching and swelling. Red spots without itching may be a different issue. An exa ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience Dentistry
Sometimes: The chemicals and artificial flavorings can cause sensitivity in some individuals. Each of us has a unique makeup that can cause us to be sensitivity ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Yes: One of the functions of saliva is constant flushing of the teeth and oral tissues to remove any food debris. This prevents bacterial buildup which is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your dentist: This can vary. Visualization by a dentist may be the best way to answer that question.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Canker : Canker sores can be light colored in the middle encircled by a red ring. They usually hurt. If you have been sick, it is not uncommon to get canker s ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Never heard: Of that description before
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Dubowsky
45 years experience Dentistry
Oral Allergic Signs: Yes, swelling and redness of the gums, tongue or other oral structures can be a sign of allergy especially if the onset is sudden. The allergic reacti ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Angioedema: Sounds like angioedema, a deeper dermal inflammation of mucosal membranes such as the locations described. Initial therapy consists of oral antihistam ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
The may: Herpes can manifest in different ways orally, white spots are possible, but are not the most common. Redness is the most common way for herpes to affe ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
Fungal Infection?: The differential diagnosis on this is fairly limited. Most commonly a fungal infection/ allergy can be the culprit. However, it could be something m ... Read More
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