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Part of my inner cheek inside mouth [next to teeth] became slightly whiter, then the surrounding skin, could this be something dangerous? Mildly sore

Part of my inner cheek inside mouth [next to teeth] became slightly whiter, then the surrounding skin, could this be something dangerous? Mildly sore

Several potential…: …causes comes to mind: irritation from biting/chewing the lining next to teeth; thrush/oral candidiasis from corticosteroids (Do you rinse your mouth well after Nasonex & inhaler use?); irritation from smoking; abnormal mucosal cells (dysplasia); & more. Since it is sore, reassure yourself with a trip to your dentist, who can better evaluate the lesion & advise what to do about it. ...Read more

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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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Hello! I am having a canker sore in the inner right cheek. It's pretty high, very near the teeth. When I touched it, it feels like a ganglion. What to do?

Hello! I am having a canker sore in the inner right cheek. It's pretty high, very near the teeth. When I touched it, it feels like a ganglion. What to do?

Is it painful?: How long have you had it? I recommend l-lysine (see image) ointment and to stay away from anything acidic (tomato sauce, citrus, etc) which can make the pain worse. Also, to prevent from biting it in your sleep, ointment + gauze and cover it at night. If it is not gone within a week please see a dentist to make sure this is what it is! ...Read more

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Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Yes: Recurrent aphthous ulcers are very common on the soft tissue just below the margin of the gum tissue as opposed to a "cold sore" which are recurrent herpetic lesions which respond to Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir). They also look like blisters before since they have fluid inside them. Aphthous ulcers can recur in the same spots but do not develop a blister. An Rx for Kenalog in Orabase may help for pain. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my inner right cheek that is swollen and so sore right next to where I had my wisdom tooth pulled. What could this be?

I have a knot on my inner right cheek that is swollen and so sore right next to where I had my wisdom tooth pulled. What could this be?

Possible infection: I would suggest going back to your dentist who pulled the tooth for an evaluation and appropriate treatment before it gets worse. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my inner lower right side of my cheek that is sore and swollen near where I had my wisdom tooth pulled? What could this be?

I have a knot on my inner lower right side of my cheek that is sore and swollen near where I had my wisdom tooth pulled? What could this be?

How long since?: Normal if within a week of surgery. If longer than this, see oral surgeon who extracted tooth for exam. Could be delayed healing, bone fragment, etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mouth sore on my inner left cheek the next day after having oral sex. The following also describes me: White patches inside mouth.?

I am experiencing mouth sore on my inner left cheek the next day after having oral sex. The following also describes me: White patches inside mouth.?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. You can get sexually transmitted diseases through oral sex and it would be prudent to see a doctor. If you do not have one, go the the city of county health department for an evaluation.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex if you have sex, ...Read more

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I have recently developed a red pus filled sore inside my inner cheek in my mouth. I also have been having trouble swallowing and my throat sore?

I have recently developed a red pus filled sore inside my inner cheek in my mouth. I also have been having trouble swallowing and my throat sore?

Infection: This may be aphthous ulcer vs infection related, as you have sore throat and and difficulty swallowing than you should see your doctor you have if recently egd than you may have idea of its finding. ...Read more

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I have swelling on my right cheek its really sore and making my teeth sore, it looks like one of my cheeks are fatter than the other what is this?

I have swelling on my right cheek its really sore and making my teeth sore, it looks like one of my cheeks are fatter than the other what is this?

Sore teeth: You may be having an infection or perhaps abscess of a tooth causing swelling. Or some other type of infection.
Call your dentist for a check up or see your family doctor to diagnosis this problem. ...Read more

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I had a sore on inside of cheek near bottom of teeth. Kinda dull stingy pain when touched. Could it be syphilis from ONLY kissing new person?

I had a sore on inside of cheek near bottom of teeth. Kinda dull stingy pain when touched. Could it be syphilis from ONLY kissing new person?

Probably not: Could be a canker or cold sore. They a re known to appear with stress or fatigue. Or for no particular reason at all. We all have the virus in our bodies. In your case I bet it's from all the stress and worrying about all the questions and fears that come with meeting and dating new people. Just relax and wait or ask for date number two. ...Read more

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I had a sore on inside my cheek near bottom of teeth. Kinda full pain when touched. Could it be syphilis from ONLY deep kissing?

I had a sore on inside my cheek near bottom of teeth. Kinda full pain when touched. Could it be syphilis from ONLY deep kissing?

Extremely unlikely: Sounds like an aphthous ulcer. Warm salt water rinse 4-5 times/day when possible for the next 4-5 days will help. It may look worse before it gets better. Virus causes this. Syphilis is sexually transmitted and the partner has to have it. Initially any lesion is not painful and is typically in the genital area. Blood test will detect this and tx is antibiotic. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a painless pimple like sore on the inside of my right cheek next to my teeth. It looks like a white head and presented itself over night?

I have a painless pimple like sore on the inside of my right cheek next to my teeth. It looks like a white head and presented itself over night?

White lesion: Literally multiple dozens of possibilities. Need to be physically examined to be diagnosed. Please see your Dentist. ...Read more

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Had wisdom teeth for years but few occasions it causes a sore inside of cheek from scraping. Does this mean I should remove this teeth?? heal time?

Had wisdom teeth for years but few occasions it causes a sore inside of cheek from scraping. Does this mean I should remove this teeth?? heal time?

Ask a dentist: Please ask your dentist or oral surgeon. It depends on a number of factors such as whether there is an infection, which way they face, how easy or difficult to get medical attention. Here is an article to look at:
http://patient. Info/health/wisdom-teeth ...Read more

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I have pea size knot in right cheek. Noticed it 8 years ago before I had my wisdom teeth cut out. Haven't noticed it since until now. Sore. Lymph node?

I have pea size knot in right cheek. Noticed it 8 years ago before I had my wisdom teeth cut out. Haven't noticed it since until now. Sore. Lymph node?

Nocturnal bruxism: Is the medical term for clenching or grinding teeth during sleep. See your dentist for evaluation and night guard fabrication to protect your teeth and your cheek from biting. Yes, biting your cheeks can be caused by a bad bite or clenching or grinding you teeth. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth removed on December 18th. Today I woke up with a hard lump in my lower cheek that is sore to the touch. Should I be worried?

I had my wisdom teeth removed on December 18th. Today I woke up with a hard lump in my lower cheek that is sore to the touch. Should I be worried?

Investigate: Call the Oral Surgeon who treated you. Report your symptoms. The Surgeon is responsible for your post-operative Care. He/she may want to re-examine you. ...Read more

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I have what I believe is a canker sore on my cheek. Are canker sores accompanied with tooth pain? When I try to eat it burns and hurts my teeth

I have what I believe is a canker sore on my cheek. Are canker sores accompanied with tooth pain? When I try to eat it burns and hurts my teeth

Please: Please see your Dentist for an informed diagnosis rather than just an "I believe." Once lesion properly identified, appropriate treatment can be administered. ...Read more

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I'm 21 used chew tobacco for 2 years haven't for 5 months. Pain in teeth and sore throat, small lump in cheek. Is this oral cancer?

Have it looked at: The pain in the teeth is a separate issue. The sore throat could be anything. The small lump in the cheek is the most troubling symptom regarding the possibility of a growth, be it benign or malignant, or even normal. Rather than looking for answers on the internet, see a dentist for an exam and consultation. Congratulations on being able to stop chewing tobacco. Stay with it! ...Read more

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What would cause inside of my cheek to be sore and feel swollen after a root canal to upper tooth #14 done 3 days ago?

What would cause inside of my cheek to be sore and feel swollen after a root canal to upper tooth #14 done 3 days ago?

Hematoma or abscess?: It could be normal post-op healing and pain, a hematoma, or a developing abscess. If it persists for several more days, or gets worse, I would go back to see your dentist. ...Read more

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Should my cheek and gum be getting more sore after having tooth extraction?

Sore cheek ; gum: Some post-operative discomfort is normal after an extraction. You now have a wound in your mouth. The amount of discomfort depends on the difficulty of the extraction, the size of the infection, and the amount of bone removed.
Assuming you are following your surgeon's post-op advice, the pain will subside over the next 3-5 days. If not, call or return to the surgeon. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth extracted a week ago Thursday. Immediately after I noticed my cheek surrounding the area was sore. Surgeon said normal? Followup is 1wk

Wisdom tooth extracted a week ago Thursday. Immediately after I noticed my cheek surrounding the area was sore. Surgeon said normal? Followup is 1wk

It is normal,: After a wisdom tooth is removed, you may experience cheek soreness or swelling for 10-14 days. Ask your surgeon more information at your followup appointment. Take care. ...Read more

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I have my wisdom tooth coming in a little crooked so it scraped the side of my cheek and created what I think is a canker sore. It's really bad....

Might just be ulcer: Are you referring to your maxillary wisdom tooth? If it is erupting towards your cheek, then when you're closing your mouth, your pinching the mucosa between the tooth and the bone. Have that tooth taken out asap. As it continues to grow, you will no longer be able to close your mouth because of the pain... I've seen it so many times. ...Read more

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The inside of my cheek around my wisdom tooth (but a bit farther back) is extremely sore. Swallowing and opening my mouth irritate it. Help?

The inside of my cheek around my wisdom tooth (but a bit farther back) is extremely sore. Swallowing and opening my mouth irritate it. Help?

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth abscess or gum abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC for pain control. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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My gums are receeding, I have trauma, front tooth grinding, my molars are shifting inwards, I have clenching and grindingteeth, soreness in mouth area, biting cheek, and trouble chewing. What should I do?

My gums are receeding, I have trauma, front tooth grinding, my molars are shifting inwards, I have clenching and grindingteeth, soreness in mouth area, biting cheek, and trouble chewing. What should I do?

Major problems: The health of the TMJ can affect one's entire health and immune system. The teeth, muscles and the jaw joints function as a triad to insure proper chewing, speaking, and other movements that we take for granted, when you have chronic TMJ dysfunction (tmd) the symptoms can develop into headaches, facial and ear pain, and facial discomfort. You may need meds, pt or mouthpiece or all. ...Read more

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Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?

Had terrible toothache in upper left tooth. Pain went away after three days. X-rays-no root canal needed. Gums sore and cheek puffy. Root canal needed?

Probably: Radiographs are not a crystal ball... they don't disclose everything. Did your dentist check to see if the tooth was vital (alive)? Swelling may be from a periodontal issue, so yes, in that case root canal may not be needed. More info necessary to make a proper diagnosis. Have your dentist re-examine you or refer you to an endodontist if s/he can't determine the cause of your swelling. ...Read more

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My upper molar tooth or wisdom is growing in and cutting the side of my cheek and bottom gums its making my side of my mouth sore and sensetive? Help

My upper molar tooth or wisdom is growing in and cutting the side of my cheek and bottom gums its making my side of my mouth sore and sensetive? Help

See a dentist: Obviously you may need to get your wisdom tooth (teeth) out, for now try warm water and salt several times a day. Be careful while chewing, don't forget to keep brushing your teeth. ...Read more