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Swollen tongue with sores, top of mouth is also very cut up and gums feel raw. What could've caused this and what should I do?

Swollen tongue with sores, top of mouth is also very cut up and gums feel raw. What could've caused this and what should I do?

Dry mouth?: Sound like your mouth is very dried. It could be of several reason: 1) diabetes, 2) sjogren syndrom or dry mouth syndrom, 3) stress, 4) using heat during winter, need humidifier... Check with your dentist for definitive diagnosis. Palliative treatment included good oral hygiene to prevent superinfection and plenty of fluid to prevent dehydration. ...Read more

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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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I ripped the webbing that attached your tongue and mouth/gums. It's healing white. Doesn't hurt, it's a little swollen and doesn't smell. Normal?

I ripped the webbing that attached your tongue and mouth/gums. It's healing white. Doesn't hurt, it's a little swollen and doesn't smell. Normal?

Yes: The white part is called an eschar. It is the covering that mucous membranes make when they heal. It should go away in time. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a 3 and half year old girl...she's suffering from swollen gum and ulcers on tongue and mouth..taking a lot of medication but all don't work?

I have a 3 and half year old girl...she's suffering from swollen gum and ulcers on tongue and mouth..taking a lot of medication but all don't work?

Workup and Mgt: I would suggest asking for cultures including viral cultures, a complete blood cell count and differential. It may be a local infection or in more unusual cases indicate an underlying immune problem. ...Read more

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Intermittent swelling in lower gums. Is it normal? Sometimes when i run my tongue along lower outer gum line, it feels swollen, sometimes not.

Intermittent swelling in lower gums. Is it normal? Sometimes when i run my tongue along lower outer gum line, it feels swollen, sometimes not.

Not normal: Pain/bleeding/swelling signs of problems. See your dentist. Intermittent swelling most likely due to draining abscessed tooth or gum disease. Dentist may rx this or refer you to endodontist or periodontist. Please get help before your chronic problem becomes as an acute problem. ...Read more

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Why am i having bumps on my cheeks and gum feels swollen when checked by tongue?Please advice.Was diagnosed with HSV1 and finished Acyclovir dosage.

Why am i having bumps on my cheeks and gum feels swollen when checked by tongue?Please advice.Was diagnosed with HSV1 and finished Acyclovir dosage.

It is most likely..: ..these bumps/swollen gums are residual effects of the original HSV infection. While acyclovir can lessen the symptoms of HSV, it typically will not cure it or eliminate it. Adverse side effects of acyclovir are commonly nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or headache. Finish the prescribed course of acyclovir. Continue supportive care: acetominophen/ibuprofen, fluids, aloe vera gel. You remain infectious ...Read more

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What causes swollen gums on one side of mouth?

What causes swollen gums on one side of mouth?

Infection?: Swollen gums are most likely due to an infection, which could be from several sources. It warrants an immediate visit to the dentist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What dose it mean when the roof of your mouth and you gums a swollen?

What dose it mean when the roof of your mouth and you gums a swollen?

Multiple things: It could be due to periodontal disease or an abscess, an allergice reaction to a medication or food or it could be due to a tumor. You should see your dentist right away. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my top gums of my mouth, it is swollen, should I pop it?

I have a cyst on my top gums of my mouth, it is swollen, should I pop it?

Don't pop it.: Better to find out what it is exactly before you go popping things like this. Visit with a dentist or oral surgeon to identify it, then determine proper management. ...Read more

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My gums hurt the swollen and I have a blister on my tongue what could i have?

My gums hurt the swollen and I have a blister on my tongue what could i have?

Be careful!: It is almost impossible to be able to get an accurate diagnosis using only those statements... It could be nothing, or as simple as tartar accumultion between ur teeth, (which swells up the gum and ur tongue keeps playing with ituntill it gets irritated ) ...Or, it can be even a sign of major and serious health /systemic problem . See a dentist, or specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Painful, swollen gums in very back of mouth. Face slightly swollen. What could this be?

Painful, swollen gums in very back of mouth. Face slightly swollen. What could this be?

Wisdom teeth: At your age i would suspect an infection around erupting wisdom teeth if you have not already had them removed. Very common, it is called pericornitis, and can be treated by a general dentist with cleaning, irrigation, and antibiotics. Because there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt straight they come in crooked, allowing debris to be trapped under the gums. See a dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if i got headbutted in the mouth playing basketball and my gum has swollen how can I fix it?

What to do if i got headbutted in the mouth playing basketball and my gum has swollen how can I fix it?

1st have it examined: See your dentist to rule out internal and external root and crown fractures. X-rays of the area are suggested as the naked eye cannot see everything that can go wrong. It may require further treatment or it may be alright to just let mother nature do what she does best- heal the body. Keep it clean in the meantime and take some motrin\aleve\advil which is also anti-inflammatory.Also soft foods. ...Read more

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I have swollen gum on the side of my mouth it is huge and very painful. How do I stop the swelling and pain?

I have swollen gum on the side of my mouth it is huge and very painful. How do I stop the swelling and pain?

See a dentist: The swelling appears to be caused by an infection, from either the gum or a tooth. A dentist in your area can assess the situation to determine what treatment you need and prescribe the proper medication. In the meantime take otc pain meds. ...Read more

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I was pretty sick last week and my gums started to swell and now I have bumps on the back of my tongue as well and my tonsils are still swollen?

I was pretty sick last week and my gums started to swell and now I have bumps on the back of my tongue as well and my tonsils are still swollen?

Tongue and tonsils: There Re normally bumps on the back of your tongue. They are part of the immune system to help fight infections. If you have been sick and your nutrition and brushing and flossing habits have been a bit lax then you can see redness in your gums. So brush, floss to keep your mouth healthy and follow up with your primary care if you are still sick or donor recover quickly. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more