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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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I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

I had a canker sore on my uvula about 1 or 2 months ago. Now I see spotted canker sores on my soft palate and my soft palate is also yellowish. Help?

Canker sores: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The dental laser offers immediate relief from the pain of these sores. See your dentist. ...Read more

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I get canker sores about 3-5 times a month and its always in the back of my throat near my uvula. I was wondering why i get them? All my life

I get canker sores about 3-5 times a month and its always in the back of my throat near my uvula. I was wondering why i get them? All my life

Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common recurrent oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting and no treatment is required. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days for evaluation. ...Read more

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How come i keep geting canker sores in my mouth?

How come i keep geting canker sores in my mouth?

Canker sores: Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) -- can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. A sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, might also trigger canker sores. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth?

Canker sores can be : Caused by stress, burns, trauma, herpes and other unknown causes. When you have an eruption, see your dentist for a proper diagnosis. There are various medications to treat canker sores but it depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

Various causes...: Food allergies, traumas due to injury borh physical, thermal or chemical. A very common disease is auto immune called lichen planus easily treated after a good diagnosis...Other diseases can cause these problems and should be ruled out... Chuck. ...Read more

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Why do canker sores form in the mouth?

Why do canker sores form in the mouth?

Viral infection: Most people have been exposed to the virus that causes canker sores. It "hides" out in the nerves near the affected area, and stress, trauma or many other factors may cause a recurrent "breakout" of these sores. It should not be a major concern, unless a patient has immune system problems. ...Read more

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Can canker sores cause ur mouth to swell a little?

Can canker sores cause ur mouth to swell a little?

Swelling and cankers: Yes, Swelling is common with any minor infections. See your DDS/DMD for medication. There are oral meds and topical salves. Both work reasonably well. These sores are viral in origin. There many homeopathic cures. Check out www.Health911.com for a list of home remedies. Use cold sores as your search link. My Best BD ...Read more

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Why do people get reacurring canker sores in there mouth?

Inflammation: Recurrent canker sores are inflammation and ulcers of the lining of the mouth .These may be triggered by stress, food sensitivity. A good anti-inflammatory treatment is dgl - deglyzzrihinated licorice which calms the oral mucosa when chewed. Also reflux from the stomach can be associated with canker sores ...Read more

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I get a lot of larger canker sores throughout my mouth often. I generally have about 3-6 at once. What can I do to stop this?

Excellent Question: But one that is difficult to answer. As the below article states, the precise cause of canker sores remains unclear, though researchers suspect that a combination of several factors contributes to outbreaks. They may be caused by several different triggers or even certain conditions and diseases. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262 ...Read more

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What to do for canker sores in mouth?

What to do for canker sores in mouth?

Canker Sores: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) - can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. It usually resolves in a week or 2 but minimizing irritation can help. ...Read more

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Why is it that my daughter gets so many canker sores in her mouth?

Why is it that my daughter gets so many canker sores in her mouth?

I don't know...: Sometimes it is related to a local irritation, sometimes from certain foods, sometimes from trauma. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to treat canker sores in my mouth?

Please advise what is the best way to treat canker sores in my mouth?

Depends: If they occur often you might want to see if avoiding certain chemicals may decrease the amount of them. A non- sls (sodium lauryl sulphate) toothpaste has helped many of my patients. Avoiding harsh mouthwashes such as the original listenine has helped others. If over the counter products don't give you relief you may discuss a medication with you dentist like a kenolog / steroid combination. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 4 canker sores in my mouth -- what could be possible causes?

What to do if I have 4 canker sores in my mouth -- what could be possible causes?

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 more

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What are the causes of canker sores in your mouth on your cheeks and on the tip and sides of your tongue?

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 more

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How can I prevent and treat canker sores in the mouth?

How can I prevent and treat canker sores in the mouth?

Canker sores: The canker sore should run a course in about 7-10 days. They can be very sensitive. Visit the drug store, they have a few over the counter ointments you can apply throughout the day to numb it? Stress, spicy foods, cinnamon products, some toothpastes with sls and a surfactant, vitamin deficiencies can cause canker sores in sensitive mouths. Discuss with yor dentist. ...Read more

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I have been inflicted with canker sores in my mouth , please help?

I have been inflicted with  canker sores in my mouth , please help?

They usually : Resolve without intervention. If you have a large # of lesions please see a dentist. If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating >. ...Read more

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Mouth/oral problems question. What can I do to prevent recurrent canker sores?

Some ways: The exact cause of canker sores is unknown. Reduce stress in ur life, make sure u don't have an ill-fitting denture, and make sure u have a balanced diet without deficiency of some essential vitamins, such as vit b, folic acid, or iron, will help. When it is really bad and frequent, u need to see ur doctor. Certain diseases, such as autoimmune diseases need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I always get canker sores inside my mouth everysince I was litte . Very painful . How do I stop this?

I always get canker sores inside my mouth everysince I was litte . Very painful . How do I stop this?

Boost immune system: "canker sores" are a loose name for open mouth wounds. The recurring open sores are commonly herpes simplex viral lesions. They are reoccurring when your immune system is low due to stress, poor dietary habits, sleep loss, other chronic illnesses in the body and vitamin deficiencies. Look also to your oral hygiene and certainly improve it while they are present. Don't irritate them. See a dentist. ...Read more

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I have 7 canker sores in my mouth at once and is very annoying, any suggestions on what could be the cause?

I have 7 canker sores in my mouth at once and is very annoying, any suggestions on what could be the cause?

Canker sores: 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 and no treatment required. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more

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My son he is 4 years old keep getting canker sores in his mouth what can I do to prevent him from getting them?

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My son he is 4 years old keep getting canker sores in his mouth what can I do to prevent him from getting them?

Nonspecific sore: It is more ikely that he gets nonspecific mouth ulcers associated with viral illness. True canker sore is not common at this young age. Pain reliever and adequate hydration are recommended when he gets another. ...Read more

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I have about 8 canker sores in my mouth. I get canker sores now and then but never this many at a time. Should I be worried?

I have about 8 canker sores in my mouth. I get canker sores now and then but never this many at a time. Should I be worried?

Change toothpaste: There is some evidence that the incidence of canker sores is increased by using toothpaste containing Sodium Laureth Sulfate. This is a foaming agent found in most toothpastes. Rembrandt Gentle White is one such toothpaste. It used to be called Rembrandt Canker Sore Toothpaste but they recently changed the name. You can buy it on Amazon if you can't find it at your local drugstore. ...Read more

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What causes constant canker sores inside my mouth? Could it be an internal problem or just something I am eating or using? Thanks!

What causes constant canker sores inside my mouth? Could it be an internal problem or just something I am eating or using? Thanks!

Its a virus: The most common form of recurring ulcerations in the mouth are called apthous ulcers. They are caused by a virus similar to the herpes simplex 1 virus. Once you have contracted this virus it is with you for life. Eruptions of oral ulcers are commonly related to a fatigued immune system. For example, being overly tired, stresses or sick , will make you more prone to outbreaks. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have counted 25 canker sores in my mouth, which are extremely painful, can you help me find out how to lessen the pain?

What should I do if I have counted 25 canker sores in my mouth, which are extremely painful, can you help me find out how to lessen the pain?

Actually, if you : Have 25 simultaneous canker sores - that isn't normal. I would encourage you to see your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more


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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more