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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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Why is it whenever I get up after sleeping my mouth is filled with saliva. What could be the problem?

Prob?: Not sure that you really have one. Saliva is your best friend when it comes to preventing decay and keeping a healthy mouth. You may just not be swallowing it like normal. There is a slight chance that you could have an issue with one or more of you salivary glands and it doesn't hurt to have it checked out so see your dentist if you cont to have concerns. ...Read more

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Every 2 minutes, my mouth gets filled with saliva and I need to go spit it out. Is it because of the sedation or the pain after extraction?

Every 2 minutes, my mouth gets filled with saliva and I need to go spit it out. Is it because of the sedation or the pain after extraction?

No Spitting!: If you just had an extraction, spitting can loosen the blood clot that forms over the wound. Spitting, smoking, or alcohol can increase the chance of a dry socket (painful). It is better to swallow than to spit. If you need to take sips of water to help you swallow, that would be better. Sedation would be more likely to cause a dry mouth. ...Read more

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I am having mild mvp with mild regurgitation, on every morning my mouth is filled with saliva and some times with blood. Why is this happening?

I am having mild mvp with mild regurgitation, on every morning my mouth is filled with saliva and some times with blood. Why is this happening?

Not related: Mild mv prolapse doesn't cause these symptoms. You may have problems with your teeth, or biting or grinding. The bleeding may from your mouth and you need to check it. ...Read more

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I am a mild mvp patient, every time I wakeup in the morning my mouth is filled with saliva, today my mouth is filled with blood. Is these too related?

I am a mild mvp patient, every time I wakeup in the morning my mouth is filled with saliva, today my mouth is filled with blood. Is these too related?

Unusual: Probably unrelated.
Check with dentist or oral regarding salivary glands, infections, etc.

Bleeding site likely in mouth!
any sore spots, tongue bitten?
Bad tooth/ teeth?
Unlikely to relate to heart unless florid heart failure? ...Read more

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Had fever for 4days now my tongue taste bitter plus mouth get filled with saliva which I have to spit out over and over again?

Had fever for 4days now my tongue taste bitter plus mouth get filled with saliva which I have to spit out over and over again?

Oral hygiene: Has the fever subsided? If it has not you need to consult a doctor. If it has subsided, you need to pay closer attention to your oral hygiene. Brush your teeth 2-3 times a day. You may clean your tongue with the brush. Floss regularly. If you wish, you may use a mouth wash. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever I miss a day of taking 20 mg of zyprexa my mouth is filled with watery saliva? When I yawn saliva drops out of my mouth. What to do

Why is it whenever I miss a day of taking 20 mg of zyprexa my mouth is filled with watery saliva? When I yawn saliva drops out of my mouth. What to do

Reactive salivation: Zyprexa can reduce salivation and cause dryness. If you stop this agent after taking it regularly you can have excess salivation. This is reactive to the inhibition of salivation. Lesson: don't stop your meds abruptly. If you're on zyprexa keep taking it and do not stop, unless your doctor tapers you off. ...Read more

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When I swallow it feels like my neck tightens & my saliva is mucus filled. Do I have some type of infection?

When I swallow it feels like my neck tightens & my saliva is mucus filled. Do I have some type of infection?

Possibly: It may be just allergies. Do you have any other symptoms like swollen/bleeding gums, swollen lymph nodes or bumps under your jaw? ...Read more

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My throat seems to always be filled with thick saliva or mucus. Food doesn't always go down smoothly and I gulp loudly when I drink liquid?

My throat seems to always be filled with thick saliva or mucus. Food doesn't always go down smoothly and I gulp loudly when I drink liquid?

It's complicated: .....and we have limited information. This is an explanation, not advice. You may have nasal or sinus allergies with postnasal drainage into the back of your throat. If your nose is stuffed up, you are essentially holding your breathe when you drink liquids which could contribute to your swallowing issues. You need to see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Waking up choking waking up choking and mouth filled with foam

Waking up choking waking up choking and mouth filled with foam

Without: Without more details, it's hard to know exactly what you're referring to, but I have heard this complaint many times from patients who have acid reflux disease. It's more common when you're asleep (your stomach and throat are on the same level). Other risk factors = obesity, smoking/drinking etoh/caffeine, eating foods like tomatoes, onions, citrus, chocolate, mint, spicy foods, carbonated beverages or large meals, and finally, eating within 3 hours of going to bed. Symptoms include heartburn (obviously), throat clearing, cough, hoarseness, and sore throat. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning, my mouth is filled with foul-smelling sputum. What is this a symptom of?

When I wake up in the morning, my mouth is filled with foul-smelling sputum. What is this a symptom of?

Probably nasal: Likely a post nasal drip. If you have chronic sinus issues, it is probably related to that. Allergies might produce the same drip. Your mouth secretions can be "ropy" (kind of like stretched pizza cheese), but generally not foul smelling, and usually you would swallow them while sleeping. If no sinus/cold/allergy issues, then see an oral medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Have a lump in inner lower mouth. Non-painful. Appears fluid filled?

Have a lump in inner lower mouth. Non-painful. Appears fluid filled?

Lump: You may have a mucocoel which is a cyst filled with mucin which may be formed from possible trauma to a salivary gland. Consult your dentist or oral surgeon for help. ...Read more

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After having a tooth filled, is it normal to have a metal taste in my mouth?

After having a tooth filled, is it normal to have a metal taste in my mouth?

Can happen: I would not say it is normal, but it can occur. Many of the materials we use taste awful, but with proper isolation, you should not be aware of this since they should not reach your tongue. If you had an amalgam filling, then you literally have metal in your mouth. One other possibility is that the injection may have caused some altered sensation, which should be temporary. ...Read more

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I have little red dots on the inside of my mouth they seem to be filled with blood idk what to do?

I have little red dots on the inside of my mouth they seem to be filled with blood idk what to do?

Blood blister: You may have a virus that is resolving or you traumatized the area while eating. If it hurts see your doctor and you can get antiviral medications that will shorten the course of the virus. If it does not hurt you can probably observe it for a few days good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Hi i. Have a white bump inside the side of my mouth, it was clear. Filled last night but when I woke up it was white?

See dentist: There are many causes of white bumps in your mouth. Do you have pain or swelling? How large is it? It will take an exam to determine what is going on and how to treat this bump. ...Read more

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I always get small painless bumps in the mouth filled with fluid. Usually pierce them and they don't hurt. What is the cause and got HSV1.

I always get small painless bumps in the mouth filled with fluid. Usually pierce them and they don't hurt. What is the cause and got HSV1.

Mucoceles: These sound like benign interruptions of the ducts on minor salivary glands that are common throughout your mouth. Of course your best bet is to get it evaluated by a dentist to be sure but your description sounds like these. They are often smaller than those in this image.. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I eat I get these very small fluid filled bumps inside my mouth on the smooth tissue. It doesn't hurt. What is this and what causes it?

Sometimes when I eat I get these very small fluid filled bumps inside my mouth on the smooth tissue. It doesn't hurt. What is this and what causes it?

Most Probably: You are dealing with small blocked salivary glands, or small salivary duct cysts. These are completely benign and are just a small (. ...Read more

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What causes a blood filled bubble inside the cheek in my mouth?

What causes a blood filled bubble inside the cheek in my mouth?

Cheek bite: Do you remember biting your cheek? A cheek bite can cause this and this will heal in a few days. If you did not bite your cheek, have lots of pain, or it does not heal quickly then you shoud see a dentist for an exam and find out what this is. ...Read more

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I have some cavities that need to be filled. Will these procedures irritate my burning mouth syndrome?

I have some cavities that need to be filled. Will these procedures irritate my burning mouth syndrome?

Get it fixed.: If you have as cavities, you need to have them taken care of. Your burning mouth is an issue that should bee evaluated by your physician and could be due to a number of causes such as yeast, vitamin deficiency, or infection. ...Read more

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I came in and saw him and he gave me a quote for braces and a mouth guard, and need cavities filled. I am wondering if he will go any lower in pricing since I don't have insurance. Will he do a large cash discount. Thank you?

I came in and saw him and he gave me a quote for braces and a mouth guard, and need cavities filled. I am wondering if he will go any lower in pricing since I don't have insurance. Will he do a large cash discount. Thank you?

Ask: You can always ask for discount, but not having insurance is not a reason for special consideration. Also, it would be prudent to seek consultation w fully qualified Orthodontist (initial exam usually free). Orthodontists do better quality Ortho Rx in less time and usually at lower cost than GP. Think of it this way, who should do your brain surgery, a GP or a Specialist. It, s a no-brainer. ...Read more

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What is pimples filled with clear liquid in mouth?

What is pimples filled with clear liquid in mouth?

See your doctor: If you having a viral outbreak you will need prescription medication and a correct diagnosis. Your doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

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Clear filled painful bumps in my mouth after having dental work?

Clear filled painful bumps in my mouth after having dental work?

See the dentist: Who actually treated you for an evaluation of what you describe. We can only guess as to what you see and whether or not it's related to your recent treatment. ...Read more

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I have blisters on the top of my mouth and they are filled with a clear liquid what could cause this?

I have blisters on the top of my mouth and they are filled with a clear liquid what could cause this?

Blisters from?: Rather than giving you a list of possible causes from doctors over the internet who cannot actually visualize these "blisters", it would be wiser to see a dentist or physician for a one on one history and clinical evaluation. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


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