Top 20 Doctor insights on: Gum ulcer causes

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What caused my daughter teeth ulcers and bleeding gums help please?

What caused my daughter teeth ulcers and bleeding gums help please?

Viral stomatitis: Is the most common cause of these symptoms, can be associated with a high fever usually in kids under 6, if lasts longer than a week, the child should see his pediatrician for a blood test, or sooner if he won't drink and urinate. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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White painful sore on the inside of my upper lip. It's near the gum but on the lip and painful. Is this a canker sore? Ulcer? What caused it? Cures?

White painful sore on the inside of my upper lip. It's near the gum but on the lip and painful. Is this a canker sore? Ulcer? What caused it? Cures?

Mouth sore: It sounds like an aphthous ulcer. The exact cause is not certain but can be related to stress or sickness. The treatment is to address the symptoms. The duration usually limits to approximately two weeks. For cases of frequent occurances supplements have been suggested. Consult with you dentist to determine exact diagnosis and they can provide meds and even laser treatment to speed up healing. ...Read more

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Having kind of ulcer looking bump on gum. But no pain. I noticed since 3 days. What it will be?

Having kind of ulcer looking bump on gum. But no pain. I noticed since 3 days. What it will be?

Gum bump: It could be lot's of things from a traumatic ulceration to an infection. That's why it should be looked at by a dentist to know for sure. Some lesions of these types do not require treatment, are self limiting and of no concern while others can be serious and require treatment. ...Read more

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I have ulcer on gum. Ulcer is 90% healed but I can feel little bumpy where the ulcer is. What it can be?

I have ulcer on gum. Ulcer is 90% healed but I can feel little bumpy where the ulcer is. What it can be?

Aphthous ulcer: Most likely an aphthous ulcer which can be recurrent but typically benign. These are different from the very painful external lesions on the lips caused by herpes virus.

aphthous ulcers are benign and not contagious. Look at the above image to compare to yours. ...Read more

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I have ulcer on gum. Ulcer is 90% healed. I can still feel little soft white bump where the ulcer is. What it can be?

Granulation tissue: Granulation tissue forms as part of the healing process.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulcers in the mouth and gums?

What are the symptoms of ulcers in the mouth and gums?

Discomfort: Ulcers in the mouth are usually caused by a virus and are different than stomach ulcers. They cause discomfort particularly when eating but go away on their own. ...Read more

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Are swollen gums the same thing as ulcers?

Are swollen gums the same thing as ulcers?

Not necessarily: Ulcers on the gum are individual outbreaks of a virus. The ulcer will run its course and can be treated with different medications being put directly on it. These can give the feeling of swollen gums. Gum disease can also cause swollen gums. This disease is caused by bacteria and needs to be treated with cleanings, medication and education by your dentist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing receding gums, gum pain and sensitive gums. Only near one lower central. For two weeks now and white like an ulcer is?

I am experiencing receding gums, gum pain and sensitive gums. Only near one lower central. For two weeks now and white like an ulcer is?

Sensitive Gums: And recession. Could be a localized periodontal issue. You'll need to be examined by a local dentist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?

Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?

Not really: In theory at least this can be bad, as excess acid secretion in combination with pockets of damage to the stomach lining may lead to an ulcer.

N fact as long as the gum is sugar free (and particularly if it contains xylitol) it is actually good for the teeth and can prevent dental cavities.

However some moderation is necessary whichever type of gum he is eating. I'd suggest you limit him to thre. ...Read more

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A small ulcer on the tooth gums. And have some pass coming out. Isit gums problem or due to any infection?

A small ulcer on the tooth gums. And have some pass coming out. Isit gums problem or due to any infection?

Ginigivitis: See a dentist ASAP. Healthy gums are essential for dental health and can impair the integrity of your teeth. This should be seen and managed by your dentist as quickly as possible. Dental infections have the risk of becoming severe and extending to other areas. ...Read more

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How can in a 10 year old aptheous ulcers be linked with abcesses recurring on her gums, paediatrician consultant yesterday said that its linked?

How can in a 10 year old aptheous ulcers be linked with abcesses recurring on her gums, paediatrician consultant yesterday said that its linked?

Professional opinion: It may or may not be linked. We would have to know the complete medical and dental history and personally examine your child. There are many causes of aphthous ulcers. See the following site for more information. Http://www. Aaom. Com/patients/canker-sores/. ...Read more

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I have yellowish white owal shape bump skin look like ulcer on GUM but pus not coming out. When I touch it just feels like soft skin. No pain or bleedi?

I have yellowish white owal shape bump skin look like ulcer on GUM but pus not coming out. When I touch it just feels like soft skin. No pain or bleedi?

It would: Depend on where the bump is located on gum or cheek (s), if there are several/many or just one. See a dentist asap for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...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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There is and ulcer on my uvula and the back of my gums behind me back teeth?

Canker Sores: Can be very painful. Individual ulcers on the uvula oral mucosa typically last 1-2 weeks. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your GP for eval. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more