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sore gums due to excessive gum chewing

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
TMD: Also known as temperomandibular dysfunction is a condition when jaw joint discomfort follows hard use. Chewing gum vigorously may be taxing your tmj b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lionel Handler
32 years experience Dermatology
Could : Could be a canker sore or a cold sore. You should see a dentist or oral surgeon.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Most gums have sugar content. And please - don't chew like a cow.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
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
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