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Burn In Your Mouth
Can sleeping with your mouth open cause whiteness in your mouth and on the back of your throat an dryness in your mouth a lot ? Thanks.
Sure: But everybody sleeps at least part of the night with the mouth open--that's why your body shuts down saliva flow while sleeping. The "whiteness" can be from mediations, bacterial/fungal infection, or dehydration. Before bed: floss and brush your teeth, use a tongue scraper and rinse with an anti-microbial rinse like listerine. Check with dentist if not gone in two weeks or symptoms develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: It's not normal for your mouth to itch from a cold. You must have another condition. If it persists see your md. ...Read more
If your foods comes in contact with your cold sore in mouth could be spreading an infection inside your body?
Woke up in the middle of the night with indigestion, burning pain in throat acid like taste in my mouth. Can stomach acid come right up to your mouth?
Lip cold sores: Are caused from the herpes virus. Mouth lesions can also be from that virus but they can also be apthous stomatitis ulcers that are not viral in their etiology. Your immune system is suspected in both. Let your dentist look and tell you what they are. Treatment is different for both. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do your nostrils lead to the roof of your mouth? And are they little slits on the roof of your mouth?
Water absorption: the water molecule is too large to permeate through the tissue in the mouth. the water will only wet the surface of either the tongue or the soft tissues ...Read more
Doctors, what are those plastic pieces dentists put in your mouth to spread out your gums and see into your mouth?
Cheek retractors: We use cheek retractors to spread out the lips, not the gums. ...Read more
No: Angular cheilitis is caused by saliva in a deep crease of skin at the corner of the mouth. Usually the saliva gets there during sleep. Some of the irritation is due to enzymes in saliva. Much of the irritation is due to yeast and staph bacteria in the saliva. Try otc Miconazole or Clotrimazole in corners of mouth several times a day, especially at bedtime. It is most common in people who have lost. ...Read more
Oral ulcers: I don't know of any viruses that cause all of these symptoms, but herpetic ulcers can be seen in the mouth and throat. It is possible that ulcers can also be seen the esophagus. Esophageal ulcers could cause some chest discomfort. See your doctor. ...Read more
No, canker sores: is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If concerned see your dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause the jaw joint in the inside of your mouth from where your mouth opens and closes to hurt?
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Benign click is not considered a pathology. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options if needed. They are the expert in this field. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?
Canker sores: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. It often occurs during times of stress in areas that get irritated from toothbrush, food or sharp tooth. Make sure what you have are canker sores. See a dentist just to make sure if you get them often or they do not go away in 10-14 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would you do if your mouth, especially your tongue, and even sometimes your lips feel like they burn and sting all the time i've been to the doctor with this, only to get nystatin mouth rinse, you gargle and swallow - put the medicine in both cheeks.
Not Yeast : Its entirely possible that the condition is not a yeast infection , hence Nystatin wont work . Many oral conditions, vitamin deficiency, lichen planus, hormonal deficiency, medications, dry mouth, etc. May cause burning tongue and mouth. See a good oral surgeon or oral pathologist at a local dental school. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have canker sores in the back of my mouth chooser to the throat. Does gargling harm or help the healing process?
Helpful: Gargling with peroxide based liquids can be helpful in speeding healing. Alcohol based liquids may make it more painful as the alcohol will sting the open sores. Your best bet is a Chlorhexidine rinse you can get prescribed from your dentist. That will help kill the germs that are the main cause of the painful sores (canker sores are a secondary infection of a primary autoimmune reaction). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely yes: White tongue can occur when there is a buildup or coating of bacteria and debris on the surface of the tongue due to dehydration, diabetes, dry mouth, medication side effect and mouth breathing. Find the underlying cause and try to eliminate it. If needed see your PCP for check up. ...Read more