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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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Had teeth cleaning done with mouth wash to treat my gingivitis. Now i feel a burning sensation on the tongue with itchy, swollen gums. Help?

Had teeth cleaning done with mouth wash to treat my gingivitis. Now i feel a burning sensation on the tongue with itchy, swollen gums. Help?

Call your dentist: Call your dentist and advise him\her of this situation. We don't know anything about your medical and dental history, nor what was specifically used as the mouth wash. Therefore, we are at a disadvantage regarding diagnosis or recommendations. It sounds like your tissues were irritated by or having an allergic reaction to one or more of the ingredients. ...Read more

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It feels like I have small cuts on my gum on my bottom mouth , and it burns abit, what can this be? Feels like a pimple on my tongue as well

It feels like I have small cuts on my gum on my bottom mouth , and it burns abit, what can this be? Feels like a pimple on my tongue as well

See dentist: This could be a number of things possible allergy, viral, trauma, and other causes. The only way to know for sure is to, have a dentist look at your mouth. Call today. ...Read more

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i feel something with my tongue on the right side of back of mouth on my gum it feels like a line been there for a week it usually disappears in past?

 i feel something with my tongue on the right side of back of mouth on my gum it feels like a line been there for a week it usually disappears in past?

Possibly a callus: A linear whitish raised patch of skin on the inside of your cheek that lines up with where your upper and lower teeth meet is most likely a callus formed by habitually chewing on your cheek. I see this very commonly and it isn't pathological but it is essential that you get it examined to be sure. Don't avoid exams fearing the worst as most often it isn't! ...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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Do sometimes dentists have to cut out extra piece of gum tissue in your inner mouth I have this extra tissue which i can feel with my tongue ?

Do sometimes dentists have to cut out extra piece of gum tissue in your inner mouth I have this extra tissue which i can feel with my tongue ?

Have it checked out: The question is too broad to really give you an accurate answer to your question as it pertains to your specific situation. Do patients ever require surgery to remove excess or diseased tissue? Of course. But that is not to say that is what you would require. See your own dentist to evaluate what you are feeling. If might be a very simple fix that does not require any surgery at all! ...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