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A 22-year-old male asked:

My tongue and gums hurt slightly and are sensitive to stimulation all of a sudden. what could this mean? had a single alcoholic drink yesterday (gin).

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Gingivitis: It's a mild inflammation of the gums. See you dentist for evaluation, cleaning and prophylaxis.
Dr. Santiago Roldan
21 years experience
Wait a few days: Since you are under medication, it could very well be an allergic reaction when interaction with alcohol. Could also be that you have inflamed gums and your defenses are low. Also could be any irritant drink or food that is causing this problem. If doesn't disappear in 5 days, see a dentist or your regular treating doctor.

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