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What could be the cause of this Peeling of gum and mouth tissue

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Normal: Hard, rough or sharp food and candy can commonly cause small tears on the roof of the mouth.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Normal: Hard, rough or sharp food and candy can commonly cause small tears on the roof of the mouth. This is normal.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely: Peeling on the roof of your mouth can mean many things such as illness, allergies or reaction to a medication. See a doctor for a proper evaluation.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Peroxide burns: Stop using peroxide as a mouth wash. Peroxide can burn your tissuea a you are learning. Healing time depends on how much damage was done, but typical ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Irritation: You may have a few different things. It could be an area that doesn't dry out much (licking) and may or may not have a fungal infection, possible vir ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See Doc: A few things. See ent doc.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Swollen mouth: Could be from teeth, gums, sinus, etc. Please have it looked at by your family doc. First.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Several causes: This most often is a sinus tract stoma, or fistula which is drainage from an abscess. See your dentist to evaluate. The most common cause is a root c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vandana Kumra
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Many causes: If the dryness is new, it may be dehydration, a medication side effect, or part of an infection. If it lasts longer, work-up would consider the above ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Std vaginitis: You should be evaluated by gynecologist to rule out std or vaginitis
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Linea Alba : If they are on the inside of your cheek it is called linea alba and is usually due to cheek biting. You could also have candiasis (yeast infection) a ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple causes.: Injury, vitamin deficiency, GI disease and other causes. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/canker-sore/ds00354/dsection= ... Read More
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A 10-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: Although this could be related to oral thrush, without a photo, I suggest that you follow up with your private physician or see a dermatologist for tr ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Green
8 years experience Dentistry
Sinus problems: I would get a full exam of your sinuses and find out if you can improve your breathing through your nose! perhaps there are allergies that are compli ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Greenberg
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Allergy: Reaction to a food or drink that you had.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your dentist: This can vary. Visualization by a dentist may be the best way to answer that question.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tori: Most tori are midline structures in the upper and lower jaw. Swelling toward molars means all bets are off. Tori don't usually swell unless some type ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Oral ulcerations are viral in nature.
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Infection: This would indicate an infection and should be seen by a dentist as soon as possible to determine the cause of the infection and then render appropria ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Marxen
35 years experience Periodontics
First site of virus : The location you are describing is usually the first site of a virus attack. Take vit. C, lots of fluids and rest.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Inflammation: Gingivitis? Periodontitis? Can't tell over the internet. You should be examined by a local dentist for pocketing or an abscess.
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Katz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Many Possibilities: Sores in a baby's mouth should always be examined. They could indicate thrush (common), viral infections (also common), or rarely more serious conditi ... Read More

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