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Canker sores and swollen gums

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Perhaps: Braces can cause irritation, compromised oral hygiene can cause swelling. Please call your orthodontic specialist for an appointment to resolve thes... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your dentist: It is common with braces to see the gums get swollen and infected. Your dentist also may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse or corticosteroid oin... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
Cold sores: What you describe is not just the cold sore causing other oral problems but a possible systemic infection sometimes strep throat can result in all th... Read More
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
IT could: It could be a viral infection which, in addition to causing sores, could cause viral gum infection.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Dentistry 42 years experience
Common occurrence : Gingivostomatitis is the long name for a condition that results in a very sore mouth. It's caused by a viral infection( herpes simplex virus) and is c... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Be patient: Herpetic gingivostomatitis is a combination of gingivitis and stomatitis and is a common infection of the mouth and gums. Although a self-limiting dis... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Couple of possibles: If the gum tissue between the teeth is flattening out or eroding instead of pointed, then this sounds like ANUG. Usually presents with aches and slugg... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sores take time: Any disruption in the gums or canker sores will generally take around 10 days to run their course. Menthol gum, medicated losenges can give temporary ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Get Examined: Multiple oral sores make me concern about Oral Herpes Simplex Infection. You may have Strep throat ( because of Sore Throat) also. some times Aphth... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 11 years experience
Dental sore: This could be from the chips, either trauma from eating them or high salt content. If you problem worsens or does not improve over the next few weeks,... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Gingivitis: Acute inflammation of the gums can be caused by Herpes virus and bacteria. An unusual infection called acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Aphthous ulcers: These are white with red rims and most likely on inside lips, cheeks, palate, tonsils. Can be triggered by stress and may take 7-10 days to heal. Ca... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Strep throat: Strep does not cause open sores in the gums or back of the throat. You may either have an additional problem with viral infection or u could have two ... Read More

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