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Cold sore on top lip and inside nostril, sore gums and roof of mouth?

Cold sore on top lip and inside nostril, sore gums and roof of mouth?

An outbreak.: Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script for acyclovir. If you are prone to these outbreaks or even singular sores. Then have some of that drug on hand at all times. ...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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Red patchy soreness on gums and roof of mouth what is it?

Red patchy soreness on gums and roof of mouth what is it?

Red soreness: There are a dozen reasons for your symptoms and only a dr can diagnose that with his own eyes! Is it possible you burned your mouth with hot pizza, etc? You could rinse and gargle with regular 3% hydrogen peroxide until you can get in to see the dr. ...Read more

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I have red sore spots on gums and roof of mouth?

I have red sore spots on gums and roof of mouth?

Red sore spots: Have it examined by your own dentist. It could be quite a number of things- viral, from smoking, irritation, or a host of other possibilities. We can't determine that over the internet. It's like posting a question, "I have a pain in my stomach." ...Read more

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Inflamed sore gum above left canine and the gum and roof of mouth immediately behind it, can't eat it's so painful. Similar to burn but it's not?

Inflamed sore gum above left canine and the gum and roof of mouth immediately behind it, can't eat it's so painful. Similar to burn but it's not?

Sore gums: The most likely cause is gum disease. But may also be due to trauma, malposed tooth, clenching or grinding, etc. See your Dentist to start the diagnostic process. Referral to a gum specialist, a Periodontist, would be recommended. ...Read more

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Large sore left side roof of mouth proceeding to the gums around near by teeth. Happened once before but right side. Too painful to eat. No cold sores?

Large sore left side roof of mouth proceeding to the gums around near by teeth. Happened once before but right side. Too painful to eat. No cold sores?

Sore: "Sore" requires visualization, possible imaging, possible lab tests, to identify. Until it can be identified the appropriate treatment regimen cannot be recommended. Please call your Dentist for an emergency appointment. ...Read more

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Stomach upset 3 days have blister custer on roof of mouth 1 on lower gum &now my vagina looks like the skin is peeling on the insde very sore & burns when peeing, no itch what could this be?

Stomach upset 3 days have blister custer on roof of mouth 1 on lower gum &now my vagina looks like the skin is peeling on the insde very sore & burns when peeing, no itch what could this be?

Here are some. ..: Clinically, some viral infection affecting mucosa and skin is highly suspected. It's most advisable to seek professional evaluation & counseling to assure not herpes infection... Of course, it would be helpful to bring the information on the onset, degree, duration, interval if any, evolution, progress, or resolution if recurrent of the Sx and their potentially related discomforts over time to Doc ...Read more

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I have tiny red spots on the back of the roof of my mouth and a white spot on my lower gums, which feels sore in that area. What could this be?

I have tiny red spots on the back of the roof of my mouth and a white spot on my lower gums, which feels sore in that area. What could this be?

Sore Gum: red spots as well as white spots on the lining of the mouth and gums can be caused by viruses. Best to have your PCP check and make sure. Medication may help. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth is incredibly sore. It feels like a tooth is trying to break in the gum/pallette. Its sore when I try to eat or drink. Help!!!!!!

The roof of my mouth is incredibly sore. It feels like a tooth is trying to break in the gum/pallette. Its sore when I try to eat or drink. Help!!!!!!

Can't help you: You will have to be physically examined to diagnose the cause of your pain and to arrive at the appropriate treatment plan. Please see an Oral Surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Does throwing up make the gums on the roof of your mouth sore or swollen?

Does throwing up make the gums on the roof of your mouth sore or swollen?

It can: Stomach acid is quite caustic and can easily burn the soft tissues of your mouth. ...Read more

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Tiny red bumps on the roof of my mouth & gums are sore. What is going on?

Tiny red bumps on the roof of my mouth & gums are sore. What is going on?

See Dentist now: You may have primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, or trenchmouth. This can be very painful, destructive, and smelly. You usually will feel run down and often feverish. Happens frequently around exam time for students, or other greatly stressful times. See your dentist for evaluation. Hopefully something less, but go now an find out. You can be feeling better with treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

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The two symmetrical bumps on my mouth's roof behind front teeth, sometimes one of mine feels sore after chewing gum, eating or smoking. Why?

The two symmetrical bumps on my mouth's roof behind front teeth, sometimes one of mine feels sore after chewing gum, eating or smoking. Why?

Irritation: The "bumps" are sore because they are irritated. The question is, what are those "bumps"? Lesions like that can be as benign as a torus palatinus, or they could be more serious, especially since you are a smoker. Have them evaluated by your dentist... It may save your life. ...Read more

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I have very red sore gums (on the upper gum not next to teeth) and along the back side of my tongue and back roof of my mouth looks red patchy spots.

I have very red sore gums (on the upper gum not next to teeth) and along the back side of my tongue and back roof of my mouth looks red patchy spots.

Can't see: Can't see your problem without doing direct examination. Generally, any bleeding, swelling, or as in your case pain, should be immediately investigated. Please call your Dentist for an appointment. Additionally, if you smoke, quit. If you're a heavy drinker, quit. Both can damage oral tissues. ...Read more

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The roof of my mouth and my throat are sore and I have a blister on my gums towards the back. What could it be? I'm not sexually active. Worried.

The roof of my mouth and my throat are sore and I have a blister on my gums towards the back. What could it be? I'm not sexually active. Worried.

Likely viral: Many viral infections may do this including hsv, which is common. These are usually self-limiting. Some times we find no cause and they still go away on their own. Reaction to certain medications or new foods should be considered. Rarely can this be a herald sign for a more serious underlying or for a systemic infection. See your doctor for a close up exam. ...Read more

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What should I do for a mouth sore on roof of mouth?

What should I do for a mouth sore on roof of mouth?

Been there awhile?: If you have a sore on the roof of your mouth think back...Did you have something really hot (pizza is a good one) did you eat something sharp (tortilla chips), etc.
If this sore is more than a week or 2 old...Go to the dentist and have it looked at. May be something you need to get biopsied and treated. So...Put you mind at ease and go! ...Read more

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What causes sore spot on roof of mouth?

What causes sore spot on roof of mouth?

Lots: Scratch, burn, viral or bacterial infection, neoplasm, and lots of other reasons. Please see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could sore bumps on roof of mouth be?

What could sore bumps on roof of mouth be?

Herpetic Infection: It could be an oral herpes infection which is the most common reason for "bumps on the roof of the mouth". This infection is characterized by the presence of sore little blisters that may coalesce into a painful large ulceration. This infection typically affects one side of the roof of the mouth only. It usually last for 10 to 14 days. There are some prescription antivirals that you can take. ...Read more

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Gums on roof of mouth peel when eating hard food, slight pain, cause?

Gums on roof of mouth peel when eating hard food, slight pain, cause?

Abrasion: The hard food may be causing some abrasion or irritation to the palatal tissues, which can be thin in some patients, especially if there is a palatal torus (bony growth in the roof of the palate). ...Read more

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Roof of mouth sore when I rub it with my tongue, Nothing else seems to be wrong with it. I did not eat anything hot.

Roof of mouth sore when I rub it with my tongue, Nothing else seems to be wrong with it. I did not eat anything hot.

See a dentist: If the roof of mouth sore and you do not know what could be the cause, it would be best if you visited a dentist for clinical exam in order to find out the cause, diagnosis and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the gum area on top of a tori on palate to become pink and a little swollen after burning roof of mouth? How long until gum goes down

Is it normal for the gum area on top of a tori on palate to become pink and a little swollen after burning roof of mouth? How long until gum goes down

Pain is never normal: The damage is done, the too-hot food has been consumed, and your burned mouth is swollen. Avoid sharp, crunchy foods, vitamin E application and good oral hygiene will heal the condition in seven days. Take care. ...Read more

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Painful sore on roof of mouth. Near the back this morning was the size of a pin point 8 hours later its the size of a pea. Very painful! What is this?

Sore on palate: An enlarging swelling on the palate can be caused from a abscessed tooth. Your should visit your dentist for evaluation and x-ray to determine the origin of the swelling. ...Read more

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I have a red sore patch on the roof of mouth. Hurts to drink or eat.?

I have a red sore patch on the roof of mouth. Hurts to drink or eat.?

"Pizza Palate": Pizza or other hot foods and liquids also can burn the roof of your mouth. If the soreness persist beyond one week, call your dentist. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen gums and inflamed roof of mouth?

I'm concerned because I have swollen gums and inflamed roof of mouth?

See a periodontist: You need to see a periodontist they specialize in these kind of problems. Please don't let it go as it can cause a lot of damage if left untreated. ...Read more

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Burned roof of mouth a few days ago now it still is sore and tissue is swollen could be infected how can I heal it faster?

Burned roof of mouth a few days ago now it still is sore and tissue is swollen could be infected how can I heal it faster?

Without further: Additional injury, the burn should resolve in 10-14 days since the accident, probably another week for you. Sorry, no miracle treatments are available to speed that healing process. Avoid spicy foods and use bland toothpaste. Ask your dentist about a prescription rinse that can help soothe the area while it heals. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes salviary glands on roof of mouth and gums to swell up? I get this with other allergies, can it be allergy induced?

What causes salviary glands on roof of mouth and gums to swell up? I get this with other allergies, can it be allergy induced?

See your dentist: Many salivary gland disorders have very similar symptoms. The main symptom of salivary gland disorders is irritated or swollen salivary glands. There are many tests that can diagnose salivary gland disorders. These tests help determine the cause of salivary gland symptoms. See your dentist for evaluation, diagnosis and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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Sore inside mouth tingling roof of mouth and tingling toungue, what to do?

Sore inside mouth tingling roof of mouth and tingling toungue, what to do?

See oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to get this evaluated. Then he can treat this or refer you to another specialist. ...Read more

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Sore back roof of mouth looks almost like a rash what could this be? Thanks

Sore back roof of mouth looks almost like a rash what could this be? Thanks

Sore roof of mouth: What you describe could be from many things including but not limited to irritation from smoking, common cold, viral infection, allergy, and the list goes on. If no other symptoms see if it goes away within 2 weeks or see your own dentist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more