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Can strep cause swollen sensitive gums?

Can strep cause swollen sensitive gums?

Strep infection: A strep infection can affect any part of the body. Rarely if ever have i personally seen a strep infection of the gums. If you have a strep infection, your doctor should have you on the appropriate antibiotic. If your gums remain swollen and sensitive after resolution of the strep infection, see your dentist. It wouldn't be a bad idea to see your dentist anyway in case you have some dental problem. ...Read more

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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Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Soar taste buds. Red raised spots on tip of tongue. Taste buds are the only spot effected. Use chewing tobacco?

Possible cause: Stop the smokeless tobacco and see if your problem stops. Tobacco increases the incidence of oral cancer, so the sooner you stop, the better the chances you will stay healthy. ...Read more

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Sensitive mouth or injections==which caused itchy sore lips?

Sensitive mouth or injections==which caused itchy sore lips?

Is there a rash ?: Cannot say from your description. Your evaluation will try to clarify the relationship of these symptoms. Things to consider include lip balm, lipstick, other topical applications and foods. ...Read more

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Can your gums teeth and gums become highly sensitive when using penicillin?

Can your gums teeth and gums become highly sensitive when using penicillin?

Unlikely related: Antibiotics do not make teeth and gums sensitive. If you were having an allergic reaction, your gums might feel itchy but you would most likely have other allergic symptoms such as a rash and itching on other parts of your body as well. See your dentist for an evaluation or speak to your physician or whoever prescribed the penicillin for you. ...Read more

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Gums and inside lips hurt . Gums bleed when brushing. Feels tender. Mouth wash helps .

Gums and inside lips hurt . Gums bleed when brushing. Feels tender. Mouth wash helps .

Sore bleeding gums: Signs of gum infection. Mouth wash will not cure infection, just numb area a little bit. Important that y0u see your Dentist or a specialist Periodontist as soon as possible. Gum infections do not self-cure, and are not self limiting, spreading to other organ systems. ...Read more

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White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

White tongue and swollen circumvallate papillae?

Fungus?: It's impossible to make a diagnosis based just on one sign. However, the majority of common white lesions of the tongue are fungal. It's usually "candidiasis, " or what you might call "thrush." that's not something that easily goes away by itself. You should see a dentist & get some medication. More importantly, your dentist needs to rule out other problems which are potentially dangerous. Get help. ...Read more

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Can my tooth brush make my teeth sensitive?

Can my tooth brush make my teeth sensitive?

Maybe: If the root of the tooth is exposed and you are using a lot of pressure when you brush, then yes you can have sensitive teeth. Always use a soft toothbrush with light pressure and use short back and forth motions to brush. It's the whipping action at the tip of the brush in contact with the tooth and gums that disrupts the bacterial colonies and cleans your teeth effectively. Use sensodyne. ...Read more

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Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Sores on back tongue, throat area, and under tongue. Only sores under tongue tingle sometimes. Back of tongue slightly patchy white. ?

Possibly viral: Many types of throat infections can have sores in the mouth/tongue. Viral illnesses may be the most common. strep certainly can causes sores in the throat but patients with that infection are usually more ill with high fevers. Another possibility would by a yeast (thrush) infection which would be treated differently then other infections. Throat culture may be indicated. Seek a medical provider ...Read more

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Could sensitive toothpaste work to cover exposed dentin and reduce pain?

Could sensitive toothpaste work to cover exposed dentin and reduce pain?

Sensitivity?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Each case has to be examined as to causes, etc. and treatment options discussed along with likelihood of success. Discuss this with your local dentist after a careful examination. ...Read more

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Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. After tongue brushing taste buds appeared. No pain/itchy. Roof is yelllowish. What is it?

NORMAL: The description you give sounds like normal larger taste buds(papilla) covered by food debris or plaque removed by your more aggressive cleaning. The lack of symptoms also suggests this diagnosis. A more effective cleaning regimen, helped by a dental evaluation should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.

I am experiencing  bad breath, bad taste in mouth, white patches inside mouth, canker sores, receding gums and rash with red bumps around mouth.

Possible Candida: also called Yeast Infection. Please see your doctor. IF it is candida he/she will help you clear it up. If something else you will find out and get helped. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes sensitive teeth?

What causes sensitive teeth?

Brushing too hard: Few things can thinout the enamel or break it causing exposure of the second layer or dentin. When dentin is exposed lots of sensitivity is experienced specially to light touch and air or cold air or water. Thinning or abrasion of enamel is caused by 1. Brushing too hard, 2. Using a hard brush 3. Grinding of teeth causing chipping of enamel at the gum area. ...Read more

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Tongue recently feels numb and tingly after brushing teeth with "colgate total white"?

Tongue recently feels numb and tingly after brushing teeth with "colgate total white"?

Time for a change: Many people cannot tolerate the 'more intense' flavors of toothpaste, so something more mild might be better for you. If that doesn't work, look for one without sodium laurel (or laureth) sulfate in it. This chemical is a detergent added to prolong shelf life, but some people do not tolerate it well. ...Read more

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Can not brushing your teeth cause movable painless bumps underneath tongue ?

Can not brushing your teeth cause movable painless bumps underneath tongue ?

Tongue anatomy: The painless bumps below your tongue could be your normal anatomy. I'd have your dentist check it out. ...Read more

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Does having braces cause sensitive teeth?

Does having braces cause sensitive teeth?

Braces sensitivity: Yes. The teeth are pulled through the bone to a better position by the braces. This will make the teeth sensitive. Ask your Orthodontist for some remedies. ...Read more

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Tongue: some red raised papillae, slight coating, & burning sensation that started 3 days ago. Only tongue involved not whole mouth. ?

Tongue: some red raised papillae, slight coating, & burning sensation that started 3 days ago. Only tongue involved not whole mouth. ?

Burning mouth: Possible causes for burning mouth syndrome are injury, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, acid reflux, diabetes, dry mouth, ill-fitting dentures, oral candidiasis (thrush), or a systemic medical condition. Often, no underlying cause is found. If the burning persists for more thana week, or re-occurs, see your dentist and/or medical doctor or ENT specialist. ...Read more