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Gum Sores (Overview)

Gum sores. Gums (gingiva) are the soft tissue that surrounds the teeth. Gum sores are raw/painful lesions on that tissue.


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Can using too much non-alcoholic mouthwash following a tongue piercing cause irritation and gum sores?

Can using too much non-alcoholic mouthwash following a tongue piercing cause irritation and gum sores?

May be both: The prolonged and excessive use of mouth wash, can alter the bacterial flora of the mouth causing the ulceration , and the presence of tongue jewelry also contribute to the inflammation and ultimately ulceration s ...Read more

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Gum Sores (Overview)

Gum sores. Gums (gingiva) are the soft tissue that surrounds the teeth. Gum sores are raw/painful lesions on that tissue.


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Is frequent gum sores an auto-immune problems? Would that mean my immune system is weaker?

Is frequent gum sores an auto-immune problems? Would that mean my immune system is weaker?

Canker sores: Possible triggers for canker sores include: a minor injury to your mouth from dental work, overzealous brushing, sports mishaps, spicy or acidic foods, or an accidental cheek bite toothpastes and mouth rinses containing sodium lauryl sulfate food sensitivities, particularly to chocolate, coffee, strawberries, eggs, nuts, cheese and highly acidic foods, such as pineapple a diet lacking in vitamins. ...Read more

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Treating Cold Sores (Checklist)

See a dentist for a prescription as soon as it "tingles"
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Ask dentist about using a diode laser to help cold sore heal faster
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Don't touch it, kiss someone, or share eating utensils
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How do I treat gum sores?

How do I treat gum sores?

Brush, floss, rinse.: Regular brushing, flossing, and use of antibacterial rinses i.e. Listerine will likely help reduce you sore gums (gingivitis). Many people just simply brush briefly which only cleans the outside of teeth/gum, but in between+inside are left untouched..Bacteria grow and causes your gum to be sore and bleed etc..Take care of your teeth--u got first 2 sets free, thereafter it's expensive. Good luck, . ...Read more

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How to get gum sores?

How to get gum sores?

Different ways: There are different kinds of gum sores. Some result from a viral infection, "cold sores", which can cause blisters. When these blisters burst, they often leave a shallow ulcer. Other open sores are from bacterial infections, trauma or an autoimmune reaction. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger. ...Read more

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Treating Canker Sores (Checklist)

Check to see if your recurrent canker sores are tied to stomach reflux
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Consider trying an "SLS-free" toothpaste. You could have an allergy.
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If a sore doesn't heal within 2 weeks, have it checked by your doctor
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Try to sleep well and manage stress as they can cause flares
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How to treat gum sores yourself?

How to treat gum sores yourself?

Prevent gum sores: Prevent by good dental hygiene is better than treat. Brush and floss twice daily and eat low residue helps prevent bad consequences. ...Read more

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How to get gum sores?

Different ways: There are different kinds of gum sores. Some result from a viral infection, "cold sores", which can cause blisters. When these blisters burst, they often leave a shallow ulcer. Other open sores are from bacterial infections, trauma or an autoimmune reaction. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger. ...Read more

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How do I treat gum sores?

Brush, floss, rinse.: Regular brushing, flossing, and use of antibacterial rinses i.e. Listerine will likely help reduce you sore gums (gingivitis). Many people just simply brush briefly which only cleans the outside of teeth/gum, but in between+inside are left untouched..Bacteria grow and causes your gum to be sore and bleed etc..Take care of your teeth--u got first 2 sets free, thereafter it's expensive. Good luck, . ...Read more

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How do you get gum sores?

How do you get gum sores?

CANKER SORES: Canker sores are small shallow ulcers that appear in mouth and make eating and talking uncomfortable.The exact cause is not known.Stress or tissue injuryis thought to be cause of simple canker sore.Certain foods like citrus or acidic fruits, vegetables likelemons, tomatoes, orange, pineapple, apples, fig and strawberries can trigger a canker sore.Braces, ill fitting dentures can cause it too. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Gum sores?

What is the definition or description of: Gum sores?

Gum sores: Gum sores. Gums (gingiva) are the soft tissue that surrounds the teeth. Gum sores are raw/painful lesions on that tissue. ...Read more

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Gum sores from chewing tabacco, first time though, normal?

Gum sores from chewing tabacco, first time though, normal?

Sores chewing tobaco: Chewing tobacco is irritating your mouth.If you continue to use it, the sores may not go away.Stop chewing tabacco for 2 weeks and if sores are still there get them checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat gum sores yourself?

Prevent gum sores: Prevent by good dental hygiene is better than treat. Brush and floss twice daily and eat low residue helps prevent bad consequences. ...Read more

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Are gum sores associated with diabetes?

Are gum sores associated with diabetes?

Possibly: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Absessed (sp) gums & gum sores?

Absessed (sp) gums & gum sores?

Absessed gums&sores: Gum absess is the result of an infection or trauma.Usually trated with antibiotics, pain killers and if it does not drain by itself, than it has to be opened to drain the puss. ...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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Is frequent gum sores an auto-immune problems? Would that mean my immune system is weaker?

Canker sores: Possible triggers for canker sores include: a minor injury to your mouth from dental work, overzealous brushing, sports mishaps, spicy or acidic foods, or an accidental cheek bite toothpastes and mouth rinses containing sodium lauryl sulfate food sensitivities, particularly to chocolate, coffee, strawberries, eggs, nuts, cheese and highly acidic foods, such as pineapple a diet lacking in vitamins. ...Read more

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I've two really painful gum sores at the back of my mouth either side?

Canker sores: These may be either canker sores or possibly herpes. They should go away within a week to 10 days. If not, have them looked at by a dentist or your local doctor. ...Read more

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Can using too much non-alcoholic mouthwash following a tongue piercing cause irritation and gum sores?

May be both: The prolonged and excessive use of mouth wash, can alter the bacterial flora of the mouth causing the ulceration , and the presence of tongue jewelry also contribute to the inflammation and ultimately ulceration s ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen gums & canker sores, from braces?

I'm concerned because I have swollen gums & canker sores, from braces?

See your dentist: It is common with braces to see the gums get swollen and infected. Your dentist also may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse or corticosteroid ointment to control the pain and irritation. Take especially good care of your teeth and your gums during orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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