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Sore gums due to excessive gum chewing

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lionel Handler
Dermatology 34 years experience
Could : Could be a canker sore or a cold sore. You should see a dentist or oral surgeon.
Dr. Peter Certo
Dentistry 30 years experience
It : It sounds like you have a traumatic ulcer. The problem with them is that you probably keep biting it. Without the repeat trauma, they take 10-14 days ... Read More
Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 50 years experience
Bites : Bites on the tongue heal fast, even severe bites. Trauma to the tongue and soft tissues may well precipitate the development of an aphthous ulcer whi... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Perhaps: You may be allergic to the cinnamon or it may just be irritating to the soft tissues of your mouth. Where are the bumps, and did they first pop up af... Read More
Dr. Harry Ringer
Dentistry 26 years experience
Gum chewing: If you have an allergic reaction to something in the gum it is possible. May not be the cinnamon, but cinnamon gum does tend to be "strong". Have your... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Cinnamon sensitivity: Many people are sensitive to cinnamon. Stop chewing cinnamon gum and using other cinnamon flavored foods and see if your soreness goes away in a few... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Irritation: The "bumps" are sore because they are irritated. The question is, what are those "bumps"? Lesions like that can be as benign as a torus palatinus, or ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Bumps: What are the bumps? Have they ever been seen by a Dentist. Do you bite into the areas because of malocclusion? Are teeth healthy or abscessed? Smoking... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: Most gums have sugar content. And please - don't chew like a cow.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: It helps to prevent the build up or decrease in middle ear pressure by the swallowing action which opens the eustacian tube. That tube is located in ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Temporal arteritis?: Until proved otherwise. It can happen at your age. I suspect there is a different explanation, but a visit to your physician is in order. The tenderne... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
TMJ disorder: Go see your dentist. You may have injured your temporomandibular joint. Check out more at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/tmj-disorders/ds00355.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Vertical Fracture: If the tooth has broken as you described, it is most likely hopeless and needs to be extracted immediately. Call a dentist at once to make an appointm... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Sensitive cinnamon: Many people are sensitive to cinnamon and can get mouth sores or even sore throat. I have seen patients react to even cinnamon gum. Just avoid it and ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: You are not as likely to have cancer as you are to have gingivitis and a mouth infection. Please try to stop chewing and have a doctor examine you to... Read More
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