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i have sores on my gums

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Oral sores: See a dentist to find out what is going on in your mouth. You will need an oral exam to determine the cause and the best treatment.

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Green
8 years experience Dentistry
Avoid those foods: Your complaint is very common and the simple answer is to avoid those foods! canker sores occur as a reaction to some types of allergens, such as cit ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely: Canker sores usually do not cause swelling of the cheek... you may have a draining abscess that is also spreading to your eye. Please see a dentist AS ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
36 years experience Pediatrics
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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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Difficult : Difficult to determine the exact nature of the problem since it has been present for so long. Without a clinical exam and possibility x-rays your de ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
Possibly an: early sign of a developing viral or yeast infection. Also cannot rule out a sensitivity reaction to something you ate.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Too many: There're too many conditions that can cause these symptoms to be able to differentiate from just a list. You should be physically examined, have your ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Thrush: A sore throat with white spots and sores on your gums sounds like thrush. Blood tests can rule out some but not all STDs. A specific test is necessary ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Virus infection: We think these sores may be caused by a virus. Ask your dr for a rx like "aphatsol" or a steroid paste to shorten your discomfort.

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