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I can't tell if I have three small cuts or cold sore blisters in the corner of my mouth. I had dental work done on that same side of my mouth.

I can't tell if I have three small cuts or cold sore blisters in the corner of my mouth. I had dental work done on that same side of my mouth.

Neither can we: You would have to be seen by a dentist in order to determine what you have and whether or not it's related to your recently dental treatment. It could be accidental abrasions, canker sores of something else. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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My mother in law just had some dental work done and now she has a fever blister on her lip. Does this mean she has hsv-1 and is contagious?

My mother in law just had some dental work done and now she has a fever blister on her lip. Does this mean she has hsv-1 and is contagious?

Perhaps: If she had a previous history of hsv, then the stress of dental work can lead to a localized breakout. If it is hsv, then yes, she is contagious. Anytime there are active hsv lesions - oral or genital - then one is contagious. It's the fluid within the blister that contains the virus. ...Read more

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How do I find out why can I taste metal in my mouth after dental work?

How do I find out why can I taste metal in my mouth after dental work?

Metal taste in mouth: Not sure what you had done, but i would want to know exactly what was done - did you have silver fillings done (which leave a metal taste for a couple days) or did you have some bridgework done (that might contain one of several different alloys)?. I would ask your dentist for specifics regarding this, just so you know what's going into your mouth - some metals are safer than others. ...Read more

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Clear filled painful bumps in my mouth after having dental work?

Clear filled painful bumps in my mouth after having dental work?

See the dentist: Who actually treated you for an evaluation of what you describe. We can only guess as to what you see and whether or not it's related to your recent treatment. ...Read more

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Developed mouth herpes after dental work. Dentist said its a matter of my immunity and that i only take vitaminc. Is this something commmon.What to do?

Developed mouth herpes after dental work. Dentist said its a matter of my immunity and that i only take vitaminc. Is this something commmon.What to do?

See a dermatologist: Begin with a real Dr and a real diagnosis. Forget about "immunity". Forget about vitamin C. Herpes not likely. If it is herpes, there is treatment and it is not any vitamin. Find a smarter, better informed dentist. ...Read more

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Advice needed, please help. I have difficulty opening mouth enough for dental work. What can I take ?

Is it anxiety or TMJ: If it is anxiety i agree with the other responses however, if you are not anxious and you simply cannot open then i would recommend seeing a dentist who is known for treating tmj. There are some simple exercises you can do but you must do them and you will be able to open wider with out meds. ...Read more

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I had dental work done to put in a replacement crown last week, and now my mouth is full of sores. Why is this?

I had dental work done to put in a replacement crown last week, and now my mouth is full of sores. Why is this?

Canker sores: There are variety causes of canker sores including stress, a weakened immunity system, allergies, hormones and vitamin deficiencies and dental treatment. It will probably heal on its own in a week or so. You can rinse with warm salt water to ameliorate the pain. Res.: if your canker sore is extremely sore or doesn't begin to heal within a few days, contact your dentist. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had dental work done to put in a replacement crown last week, and now my mouth is full of sores?

Sores: (1) Let your dentist know about your condition. You may find you are allergic to dental material. (2) Avoid spicy, or acidic food so as not to irritate sores. (3) Keep your mouth clean at all times. Avoid using much tooth paste as any chemicals may irritate your sores further. (4) Check if you are a mouth-breather--makes sores worse. (5) Anti-inflammatory meds of your choice if you can take them. ...Read more

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