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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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How can you reduce swelling inside the mouth?

How can you reduce swelling inside the mouth?

Diagnosis : You need an examination to determine the cause of your swelling, then the dentist can treat the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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What does a pimple inside the mouth followed by swelling in the neck and jaw mean?

What does a pimple inside the mouth followed by swelling in the neck and jaw mean?

Infection!: The pimple in your mouth could be from an abcessed tooth--the pus trying to escape through your gums. The swelling in your jaw and neck could also be from a tooth abcess--the infection spreading from the bone into the soft tissues. See a dentist asap! if you have an abcessed tooth causing problems like you have described, you could get very sick very soon. Get treatment. ...Read more

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My uvula has been swollen several times this year. It happens when I wake up from lying on my back. I also notice dry mouth. How can I reduce swelling?

My uvula has been swollen several times this year. It happens when I wake up from lying on my back. I also notice dry mouth. How can I reduce swelling?

Sinusitis possible: Seems likely to be the result of post-nasal drainage, so there may be the possibility of chronic sinusitis that could respond positively to more water and regularly eating fresh pineapple. You may also have a dietary allergy like dairy products that often cause increased sinus drainage. If the symptoms persist, however, then I think seeing your primary care provider will be important. ...Read more

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I wear a retainer during the day, not at night; because of this I have swollen gums on the roof of my mouth. what should i do to reduce the swelling?

I wear a retainer during the day, not at night; because of this I have swollen gums on the roof of my mouth. what should i do to reduce the swelling?

Adjustment: The practitioner who made the appliance for you should be contacted for a reexamination. Your retainer may need an adjustment. Swollen gums may also be due to many other reasons, including gum disease, diabetes, thrush, candida, etc. Call your Dentist or Orthodontist now, then clean the retainer by putting it into denture cleaner (follow package instructions). ...Read more

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I busted my lip last night falling down, how do I reduce swelling?

I busted my lip last night falling down, how do I reduce swelling?

Ice: Apply ice for 10 to 15 mins at a time to help reduce swelling. A bag of frozen peas is good. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more