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Can Having A Toothache Be A Symptom Of Mouth Ulcers
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
Possibly: If the morning sickness is causing an acid condition in the mouth, this may affect the oral soft tissues, causing canker sores, especially if nutrition is suffering also. Add hormonal changes and stress and that may be the result. Stress from illness such as flu could also provoke this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They vary...: There are different types of mouth ulcers, so their symptoms may vary. The most common type of ulcer is the apthous ulcer, or "canker sore", which (as its name implies), is painful and manifests with soreness. However, more serious conditions, including cancer, can cause ulcerations that may have no symptoms. Therefore, any tissue abnormality in the mouth should be formally assessed by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several causes: People with mouth ulcers can be in pain especially when eating salty or spicy foods. These ulcers can be isolated occurrences that come and go. Sometimes they are due to braces or biting ones cheek. They could be due to a viral infection (coxsackie, herpes etc), from nutritional deficiencies, or be related to chronic illnesses such as crohn's disease. If you have them, see your doctor for advice. ...Read more
Duration: Almost any kind of ulcer or trauma in the mouth will heal within a few weeks, but oral cancer will not just go away. If you have an area that won't heal, don't assume that it's cancer, it probably isn't, but do not ignore it either. Have your dentist evaluate the area to see if further investigation is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irrelevant: Canker sores (mouth ulcers) are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?
Virus? Herpes?: If new in past few days, probably a virus, expecially herpes if maybe exposed (kissing, performing oral sex). Other viruses also can do this, and some non-infectious diseases. Get care ASAP, including ER or urgent care if necessary (don't wait til Monday). If herpes, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If this is longstanding, contact the doctor treating you. ...Read more
Good question: There are many different types of ulcers- viral, aphthous, traumatic, fungal, autoimmune, precancerous etc. Each one has a different cause and a different way to handle, treat or prevent. See your general dentist, an oral surgeon, ENT or primary care physician when you have them and then you can get some better answers as to type, cause, and treatment. ...Read more
Depends on cause: It depends on what caused them. If they are caused by rubbing from dentures, and infection, viral illness or even cancers. Some diseases have oral ulcerations as part of the disease complex. It really depends on what is causing them. Avoid irritative foods and mouth wash, use a neutral toothpaste avoid tomatoes and citric foods, pineapples and anything that may irritate your mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; ...Read more
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