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Abscess Under Tongue
YES: Especially pierced tongues. Please have it checked by your dentist. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I have a small flap of flat gum, by my molar I can lift up with my tongue. It expanded from an abscess a while ago that's been treated, what is that?
Why guess?: That's all we can do over the internet. See your own dentist who can actually examine you and determine what, if anything is wrong and how best to treat it, if necessary. ...Read more
I've just had a molar capped. Before he put the cap on my tooth, I touched it with my tongue. How long will it be before the abscess arrives?
Hopefully never1: A tooth will not abcess just because you touched the exposed tooth with your tongue. If you needed a crown, then there is obviously a lot of damage to the tooth and that can lead to further complications. Contact your dentist and he/she will be happy to explain your specific situation. ...Read more
I have pain from the underside of my jawbone up to my ear and under my tongue. I don't think an abscess (no tooth there). What else could it be?
Difficult to: Diagnose without an x-ray and examination. Probably would be prudent to get evaluated by a dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Tongue lesions, no.
However swelling below the tongue can occur. ...Read more
I'm 16 I have a lump inside tongue also a these two little bumps at the back side of my tongue near my teeth. Can that be an abscess. It bled when pick?
Not abscess: But any lump and any area that bleeds should be examined. Probably nothing to worry about, but call your dentist to have areas examined if, for nothing else, peace of mind. ...Read more
Tongue feels diffusely burnt, painful to heat +halitosis; a few papillae have turned white. Whatis? (+gum abscess persistent post root canal revision)
Tongue symptoms: While I can't be certain, from what you say, the halitosis probably comes from your gum abscess (bacterial odor). The changes in your tongue could be due to an overgrowth of yeast germs (fungi) than can happen when you take an antibiotic; this could cause the redness, tenderness, and white patches. Other causes of the tongue changes could be inflammation (glossitis) due to allergy or infection. ...Read more
What could be the cause of tongue pain rear of mouth left hand side. No ulcers or abscesses and was pain free until I woke up for work this morning. It's hard to eat and drink also.
Infection: Viral, bacterial, or fungal. See your GP ...Read more
One might: Become septic and die.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: A torus (as in the center of the picture) is a bone extension on the roof of the mouth which may increase in size over time. Also, if large enough, you may scratch it with hard, crunchy foods or burn it from hot foods. See your dentist so they may actually see why you are referring to and determine if any treatment is even necessary. ...Read more
What do you have?: See a dentist. She\he can tell you. ...Read more
1. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See a dentist ASAP.
2. Researchers still aren’t entirely sure what happens in the auditory system to cause tinnitus. See an ENT if you’ve had ringing in your ears for more than 3 months. ...Read more
? infection: Oral abscesses or ulcerations are most commonly caused by infections, be they viral or bacterial. See a dentist or health care provider to get it looked at and properly treated. Best wishes. ...Read more
See a dentist: See a dentist who can examine you and answer that question for you. It is not wise to try to diagnose yourself by doing research on the internet or having us venture a guess or give you some basic guidelines. ...Read more
Viral or PIZZA: Many blister lesions are of viral origin, your md can help you with that. Believe it or not, I have seen many, many roof of the mouth blisters from pizza burn, hot cheese adheres to the tissue and burns it, hence a blister. It may sound strange, but I have seen it more times than I can remember. ...Read more
I have an abscess in my mouth and my face has slightly slanted and I want to know does that have something to do with my abscess or is it something serious?
Had tooth extracted while abscessed and my mouth is still aching and in pain. What do you suggest?
Post op check:
Lots of things can cause this.
1. Infection still active
2. Foreign particle in the socket
3. Normal healing is slow.
Have it looked at by the guy who extracted the tooth. ...Read more
It may not spread.:
Oral infections (bacterial) tend to become self-limiting in time. They will tend to establish drainage after a while and that limits their tendency to spread, assuming that a persons immune system is in good shape.
Viral infections can continue to spread. A course of antibiotics can usually determine if it is bacterial or viral in origin. ...Read more
An abscess: Often times should be drained. A true abscess can be walled off so that antibiotics may not be able to reach it so well. If after 5 days there is not significant improvement of being on the antibiotic and whatever gargling instructions you may have been given, I would return to the dentist/ oral surgeon. ...Read more
I was on antibiotics for a week last week for a mouth abscess. I have been very weak ever since. How do I get back to normal?
Consider all factors:
Did you alter your diet while the infection was in full bloom?
Did the antibiotics affect your GI tract?
Infections can tax a persons strength/energy/etc. Focus on a proper diet for another week, or so. Then re-evaluate. If still no improvement, see your dentist/physician for followup. ...Read more
43 year old black male, non tobacco user with a painful white abscess on roof of mouth for one month?
Palatal lesion: See a dentist or your PCP and have them examine you. Cannot possibly diagnose this without being able to see it and obtain a full history. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more