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Can having a toothache be a symptom of mouth ulcers

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Endodontics 30 years experience
Yes: It is best to see your dentist so that they can take xray radiographs of the suspected tooth, and then determine if there are any issues with the toot... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Unclear: True ulcers, such as aphthous ulcers, or traumatic ulcers, do not typically cause toothaches. See a dentist to diagnose and treat as necessary the ul... Read More
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Possibly: Chronic tooth infection can result in a draining fistula from an infected nerve. Usually they look like a pimple on the gum area until they break and... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
No : Although i'm not an ob/gyn doctor, to the best of my knowledge, mouth ulcers are not a symptom of pregnancy. Mouth ulcers if recurrent, severe or chr... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Not directly: Indirectly, pregnancy can be stressful. And stress can cause mouth ulcers. Hormonal changes may play a roll.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Ulcers: There are different types of ulcers that occur in the mouth. In order to answer your question properly and accurately, we would need to know what typ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hernan Quintero
Dentistry 16 years experience
NO: There are many types of ulcers that can be seen in the oral mucosa. They can be a product of stress, trauma, or a immunodeficiency among others. But... Read More
Dr. Samuel Mckenna
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 38 years experience
Ulcers not herpes: Recurrent oral ulcers are usually not from the herpes virus. There are many different causes of oral ulcers but the most common is the well known "ca... Read More
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Not always: Oral herpes is one of many causes of oral ulcers. For some ulcers, we cannot find a cause. It is impossible to diagnose the cause of the ulcers with... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Yes and No: Many times mouth ulcers can be related to stress and immunosupression such as the flu or pregnancy. These can induce extra stress on the body which a... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 45 years experience
They vary...: There are different types of mouth ulcers, so their symptoms may vary. The most common type of ulcer is the apthous ulcer, or "canker sore", which (as... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Mouth Ulcers: Mouth ulcers are painful, They are sometimes also known as canker sores. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. They are usually self-limiting. T... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Several causes: People with mouth ulcers can be in pain especially when eating salty or spicy foods. These ulcers can be isolated occurrences that come and go. Someti... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Irrelevant: Canker sores (mouth ulcers) are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not kn... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Gowth rate/healing: Mouth ulcers tend to be painful and heal within 1-2 weeks. When oral cancer is present as an ulceration it grows at a steady rate, isn't tender, and n... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Mouth ulcers: Mouth ulcers are most commonly caused by stress, diet, and viral infection. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes in the body that may percipitate ulcers... Read More

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