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A 27-year-old female asked:

What is the cause of cracks in the corner of my mouth and sore swollen gums with red spots inside my mouth?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Angular Cheilitis: You may be suffering from angular cheilitis, which can be fungal or idiopathic in nature, or even a result of a nutrient deficiency. Not sure if the gingival issues are related, but a visit to your dentist and/or physician should provide you with additional guidance and treatment.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Multiple symptoms: Cracks in corners of mouth may be angular chelitis which seems to respond to B-complex therapy. Swollen gums w red spots may be a separate and distinct problem. Please see your Dentist for evaluation and treatment.
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Last updated Mar 25, 2022

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