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Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Stomatitis (Definition)

A condition that causes painful swelling and ...Read more


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Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Does aphthasol (amlexanox) (rx) for canker sores (aphthous stomatitis) work?

Yes: The medication has two function: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Remember that canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are different from herpes ulcers (cold sores). There are many triggers, and they are divided into minor and major. Symptomatic relief is usually all that can be provided -- and avoiding things that trigger the aphthae. ...Read more

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Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Retainers caused severe gum recession on eye teeth?

Probably not: Recession of gingival tissues in the eye teeth area is most commonly found with agressive tooth brushing habit and/or using a too hard bristled toothbrush. Only if the retainer impinges upon these soft tissues could it be blamed for the recession. ...Read more

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Infected gum after tooth extraction with ulcers?

Infected gum after tooth extraction with ulcers?

Tooth extraction: impossible to answer without a visual examnation and additional information. Make an appointment to have it examined by your dentist or the surgeon to did the extraction. Also, make sure you follow the post-op instructions and keep all follow-up appointments. ...Read more

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Are gum sores from smoking (white gums) considered contagious?

Are gum sores from smoking (white gums) considered contagious?

No, but...: Smoking does not create contagious white sores. Smoking can create white precancerous or cancerous lesions. Please see you Dentist IMMEDIATELY to have your white sores evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

Canker sores vs HSV: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. ...Read more

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Tongue care: tips on preventing canker sores / geographic tongue?

Tongue care: tips on preventing canker sores / geographic tongue?

2 different problems: Geographic tongue is a physical trait and there isn't anything you can do about it. Like having freckles or moles. Canker sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus from childhood chicken pox. Reducing trauma and stress are the only remedy. If you can figure out how to eliminate stress from your live tell all of the rest of us and become rich and famous. ...Read more

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Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

Could mouth ulcers (lichen planus) result in oral cancer?

LP is not related: Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune disease and even erosive LP is not related to mouth cancer. If concerned, see an oral pathologist specialist for LP management. ...Read more

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Can periodontal scaling hurt?

Can periodontal scaling hurt?

Yes but: If done without anesthetic, you will feel it. Everyone has a different pain tolerance. The same procedure done on ten different people will illicit ten different responses. Get numbed up and you shouldn't feel it. Rinse with warm salty water for three days afterwards. It's normal for teeth to be sensitive to cold for a few weeks as well. B ...Read more

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Could retainers cause gum recession?

Could retainers cause gum recession?

Yes: If i'll fitting...See orthodontist for adjustment. If treated with expansion when extraction was a better choice then recession may be a consequence. Overly vigorous brushing and coincidental gum disease may be cause. See a gum specialist, a periodontist. ...Read more

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Will canker sores cause tooth aches?

Will canker sores cause tooth aches?

Canker sore: A canker sore can be very painful. It will appear as a round white ulcer. With a reddish border. Your tooth is not effected. A canker sore will heal in about 10 days and the pain can be treated with OTC canker sore medication. Your dentist can tell you what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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Are canker sores permanent?

Are canker sores permanent?

No, canker sores: Are not permanent. If you have a seemingly permanent lesion than it needs to be checked by your dentist. It may not be a canker sore. ...Read more

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Can not brushing teeth cause mouth ulcers?

Can not brushing teeth cause mouth ulcers?

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. 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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Is itchiness caused by gum recession?

Is itchiness caused by gum recession?

No: Usually teeth- sensitivity is from gum recession. Itchiness in your mouth may be from some reaction of your body to food / spices/ herbs etc. ...Read more

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Does oral herpes cause teeth sensitivity?

Does oral herpes cause teeth sensitivity?

No: However a burning or throbbing sensation of oral mucosa or gums is possible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

What to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

Inflamed tongue: Many types with different causes. Herpes not a common cause. See a dermatologist for best chance at accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How soon after you come in contact with herpetic stomatitis can you catch it?

How soon after you come in contact with herpetic stomatitis can you catch it?

HSV incubation : Someone who has been exposed to herpes simplex virus may notice tingling and/or pain about 2 to 20 days after being infected with the virus. The blisters usually appear 1-2 days afterward. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for stomatitis?

What is the treatment for stomatitis?

Aphthasol (amlexanox): There are a variety of treatments, but Aphthasol (amlexanox) is one of the most commonly prescribed. It works as an antiallergic and antiinflammatory. However, sometimes avoiding the triggers can help just as much as the treatments. I am interpreting this to be aphthous stomatitis, but there are other forms of stomatitis. ...Read more

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What causes stomatitis and how is it remedied?

What causes stomatitis and how is it remedied?

Tissue inflamation: Stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining of any of the structures in the mouth, which may involve the cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, throat, and roof or floor of the mouth. This can be caused by conditions in the mouth itself, such as poor oral hygiene, dietary protein deficiency, poorly fitted dentures, or from mouth burns from hot food or drinks, toxic plants and intrinsic factors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stomatitis?

Inflamed mouth: Inflammation (-itis) of the mouth / oral cavity (stoma) may result from canker sores / aphthous stomatitis, the ulcers of lupus, behcet's, or low neutrophils, necrotizing gingivitis (trench mouth), coxsackie virus herpangina, meeting herpes simplex i for the first time, tobacco, and many other causes. ...Read more

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Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Acyclovir: Or valacyclovir. This antiviral compound can be effective in reducing the duration of acute herpetic outbreaks and in limiting the frequency of recurrences. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get stomatitis from going to the dentist?

Can you get stomatitis from going to the dentist?

Very rare: Typically, any type of stomatitis is usually a chronic inflamation of the oral tissues from a number of intrinsic causes. Any irritation or inflamation from a dental visit is usually temporary and will subside in a few days. ...Read more

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Could i tell my partner about herpes (viral stomatitis)?

Could i tell my partner about herpes (viral stomatitis)?

Not the same: Stomatitis is usually “aphthous , ” in which case we don’t know the cause, or it can be caused by viruses other than herpes. Herpes typically causes lesions on the lips. Stomatitis usually occurs in children with the first episode. Since almost all adults already have hsv-1, telling partners isn’t necessary, but it’s reasonable to avoid kissing or oral sex when you have oral ulcers or cold sores. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: herpes stomatitis?

What is the definition or description of: herpes stomatitis?

Initial cold sore : Herpes stomatitis is usually contracted by infants. Most of us will get it and then be susceptible to cold sores on our gums and lips. This is because the virus never leaves our bodies and can be triggered into becoming active by stress, hormones, sunlight, etc. The virus will follow a nerve ending out, which is random, and the reason they can appear in a variety of places. ...Read more

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What are the tests for aphthous stomatitis?

What are the tests for aphthous stomatitis?

None specific: Normally there are no associated problems, however it amy be associated with food sensitivity, herpes simplex, or reflux. Stress is a factor in some individuals. A food diary can be helpful in pointing to certain foods, however if you eat wheat every day, blood tests amy identify a gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is aphthous stomatitis?

Agree: Agree. Additionally, in young kids the most common causative agent is coxackie virus (subtype b19) and can present as "hand foot mouth" syndrome. Herpes simplex viruses can also cause canker sores or cold sores. Pain meds and mixtures of topical meds (miracle mouthwash) can help. "trench mouth" or secondary infections are treated with antibiotics. Otherwise it is self limited. ...Read more

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What can I do about stomatitis on my tongue?

What can I do about stomatitis on my tongue?

Geographic tongue: You are probably referring to a condition called "geographic tongue" or migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition, due to personal variation. It leaves splotchy areas that look like a map, and actually move around over time. No treatment is needed, nor is there anything that can be done. You tongue will just have extra character! ...Read more

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Do lots of people get aphthous stomatitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get aphthous stomatitis, or is it unusual?

Aphthous ulcers: I agree but if your mouth ulcers are associated with eye irritation or arthritis check with your doctor. I good treatment for benign apthous ulcers is lactivex solution rinced in the mouth and kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase for more resistent cases. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aphthous stomatitis?

Aphthous ulcer: Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that help control the pain. ...Read more

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I have stomatitis four days now and haven't been able to eat much. Last night i started to get pains in my chest and when i eat it gets worse?

I have stomatitis four days now and haven't been able to eat much. Last night i started to get pains in my chest and when i eat it gets worse?

Need to see doctor: You may have herpes infection and may benefit from treatment by seeing a doctor. Four days is long enough to see a doctor to rule out infection and or vitamin deficiency. ...Read more