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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Please start: with thorough dental evaluation. Your dentist can refer as indicated.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hilary Baskin
27 years experience in Orthodontics
A palete expander: We use these sometimes as part over overall orthodontic treatment.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
It's not a common : Side effect but it still possible. Perhaps you're taking other meds causing dry mouth. http://www.medschat.com/topics/side-effects-of-co ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk
Specializes in Palliative Care
Tough mouth question: Your stated mouth problem is very broad. If you're having great difficulty breathing or swallowing, you may need to see an emergency specialist. If ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Dry mouth or : Xerostomia. There are many conditions associated with dry mouth and thick saliva or mucus. The most common is xerostomia. The best way to treat dry mo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluatio ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Appelblatt
43 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, if...: It lasts more than a week you should have it looked at.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will he ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
YEA: Over time it causes dryness and potential changes in normal bacterial mouth flora.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Mata
24 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Dry Mouth: Can also cause the symptoms mentioned. Use non alcoholic mouth rinse and drink non sugary fluids to moisten the throat and mouth. Observe though if th ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
44 years experience in Dentistry
Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Only if there: If there is a cut in the mouth or bleeding gums. You can catch an infection. Herpes can also be transmitted if there is a flare up.
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
See oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to get this evaluated. Then he can treat this or refer you to another specialist.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Apatoff
43 years experience in Dentistry
Absolutely: Mouth breathing can most certainly cause gingivitis! to minimize the gingivitis, first you must have excellent oral hygiene including daily flossing ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience in Dentistry
Infection: Simply put, dry mouth is the lack of a normal amount of saliva in your mouth while thrush is an overgrowth/infection of they yeast that is a normal in ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Scarring: Chronic cheek biting will lead to a callous or scar effect on the cheek. It may feel like a little soft lump and may have a whitish discoloration. It ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience in Dentistry
An outbreak. : Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong answered
17 years experience in Dentistry
See a dentist: See a dentist. Not possible to give you an answer here without clinical examination and xrays.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience in Dentistry
Probably not: The dry socket happens when you lose the blood clot from the extraction site.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Possible virus: These can all be symptoms of herpes virus. See your dentist to check your mouth.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Powitzky
24 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Glossitis: There are many possibilities including tooth paste allergy, vitamin deficiency, dry mouth, yeast overgrowth, medication effect, poor dentition, and es ... Read More
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