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What type of mouth sore is this that's coming on my gums and cheek?

What type of mouth sore is this that's coming on my gums and cheek?

Cold sore: Cannot see leison but usually aphthous type leison which is viral in nature and some type of stress brings them on. They last 7-10 days and once they start there is not much to do but wait them out. Sometimes ice oor other ointments can reduce the sorenesss and time to 4-7 days. ...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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Have a sore area on top of mouth between gums and cheek with white patch. Put orajel on it and the gel turned white and balled up why would that happen?

Have a sore area on top of mouth between gums and cheek with white patch. Put orajel on it and the gel turned white and balled up why would that happen?

Normal occurrence: Having a mouth sore in this area is probably a apthous ulcer or canker sore. The white patch in mouth is tissue surface layer sloughing off, think of scab on skin. The medication can turn color and collect with this patch to ball up. Spot will heal in week time. ...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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I have a sore/painful area on top of my mouth between gums and cheek. There is a white patch on my cheek across from gums. I put orajel on the area, and the gel turned white and balled up. Why would that happen?

I have a sore/painful area on top of my mouth between gums and cheek. There is a white patch on my cheek across from gums. I put orajel on the area, and the gel turned white and balled up. Why would that happen?

Unfortunately: I have no idea. A dentist would have to see the area to know what's causing the sore/pain (infection or canker sore?) and I have never heard any patient mention that the Orajel "balled up". Sorry. ...Read more

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I have a thin cut in my mouth, about 1/2" long. My cheek is swollen and the gum and jaws are sore. 3 days! Home/holistic/homeopathic remedies???

I have a thin cut in my mouth, about 1/2" long. My cheek is swollen and the gum and jaws are sore. 3 days! Home/holistic/homeopathic remedies???

Give it time: No home remedies worth a mention. "Holistic" is without real meaning. All homeopathic remedies are useless except as placebo. Homeopathy made no sense when invented 150 years ago and it still consists of silly dilutions of useless molecules until there is not a single molecule left in the distilled water you buy in a weird bottle. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is sold as a sleeping pill. Other antihistamines work bett ...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

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I have sore throat on one side, and sore gum and cheek on the same side. My mouth has also been sore all over. Also seem to have clear dots on tongue.

I have sore throat on one side, and sore gum and cheek on the same side. My mouth has also been sore all over. Also seem to have clear dots on tongue.

Probably viral: This is probably a viral infection. When a virus infects it can invade multiple types of muscosal cells...gingiva, esophageal, tonsillar etc. Don't panic too much about the dots you see...the tongue is very vascular, colonized with every bacteria and fungus and has odd type cells if you look close enough. When it gets inflamed it can take quite abnormal and serious. Rest, fluids and time now. ...Read more

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Getting a recurring mouth ulcer between gums and cheek near root canaled tooth, gums are tender and sore. Dentist says X-ray of root canal looks good?

Getting a recurring mouth ulcer between gums and cheek near root canaled tooth, gums are tender and sore. Dentist says X-ray of root canal looks good?

Recurring ulcer: Any sore or lesion in the mouth that does not heal in 10-14 days, or is recurring, needs to be examined and possibly biopsied.
If your dentist is unsure why you are have a lesion, Have the root canal evaluated by an endodontist. If the root canal is sound, and no other teeth are involved, see an oral surgeon or periodontist for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a small mouth ulcer and sore throat. The ulcer is directly below a molar with a severe cavity where the cheek meets the gums. Is it Connected?

Aphthous ulcer: Its not uncommon for the stress of an oral infection to trigger aphthous ulcers. However, given you also have a potential adjacent apical root infection, it may be due to an underlying abscess and require urgent dental evaluation. In the mean time, keep your mouth clean with luke-warm salt-water swish and spit and avoid traumatizing the ulcer with aggressive dental brushing. See your dentist. ...Read more

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White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when I bit my cheek?

White spots under tongue, rough sore spots under tongue & back sides of tongue also on creases between cheek &gum. Very painful when I bit my cheek?

Unfortunately: These types of situations require a one on one clincial exam for a diagnosis and proper treatment. Merely listing some possibilities will be of no service to you. Schedule an appointment with a local dentist. ...Read more

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Noticed a sore that's on the gum of my back left molar. Doesn't burn or anything. Also a somewhat raised white line on gums of cheek. What can it be?

Noticed a sore that's on the gum of my back left molar. Doesn't burn or anything. Also a somewhat raised white line on gums of cheek. What can it be?

Sore on gum: It could be any number of things...tooth related, gum related, infection, etc. Impossible to make a diagnosis without a visual and clinical examination.
Make an appointment to see your dentist. ...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've had a black spot on my gum for about 6 months and now it is getting a very small sore about the size of a pin head on it is it cancer?

I've had a black spot on my gum for about 6 months and now it is getting a very small sore about the size of a pin head on it is it cancer?

Show it to a Dr: Any black spot that is changing in color or growing in size needs to be checked by a medical or a dental professional (in your case). There is a small but real chance that it could turn into a melanoma, a type of Cancer. So get it checked...you may need a biopsy done if it is growing in size or dimensions. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a question my baby girl accidental hit me on my front tooth with her head and it feels sore in my gums. What can I do for the pain? I ba

Hello, I have a question my baby girl accidental hit me on my front tooth with her head and it feels sore in my gums. What can I do for the pain? I ba

Options: Pain is always frustrating but if it isn't terribly severe try to avoid medications. I found this article that lists several other options to try depending on your situation. Generally if you feel you wish to take a medication I would use Motrin as it helps with pain and reducing inflammation. Good luck!
http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/wellness/oral-care/products/5-home-remedies-for-tooth-pain. Htm#page=3 ...Read more

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Have sharp staving pain on bottom right side of head like 2" below my ear. Also my face is sore on that side and my gums?

Pain: This sounds like and abcess (dying tooth) so please see your dentist as soon as you can to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. The gum is sore because the pressure caused from the infection is trying to find a way to get out. ...Read more

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Sore left head temple. It only hurts to touch or when I chew gum. I exercised yesterday and woke up with left temple being sore. No other sympytoms?

Sore left head temple. It only hurts to touch or when I chew gum. I exercised yesterday and woke up with left temple being sore. No other sympytoms?

Temporal arteritis?: Until proved otherwise. It can happen at your age. I suspect there is a different explanation, but a visit to your physician is in order. The tenderness and the pain on chewing ("jaw claudication") will be familiar to all healthtap physicians as warnings. ...Read more

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Hi. Could sore gums around my wisdom teeth and a sore jaw cause a sharp pain in the back left side of my head?

Head pain: Sharp head pains in the back of your head are unlikely to be directly caused by those dental problems. They are more likely to be neuralgia which is an irritable/mildly inflamed superficial nerve in the scalp (occipital neuralgia). This tends to resolve without any treatment. More sustained pain can be due to a pinched occipital nerve where it emanates from the neck vertebra from a spur or disc ...Read more

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4 weeks of burning pain on right side of head and face. Throbbing gums on right side. Sore neck and shoulder blade all on right side. Nothing relieves?

Burning pain: Possible causes are viral infection (shingles), fungal infection, nerve irritation (trigeminal neuralgia).
Check with your dentist, oral surgeon and physician for a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Been on steroids for my sarcoid for 3 days now. In the afternoon my gums, teeth feel sore and nose stuffy. My head also feels tight. Why could this b?

Been on steroids for my sarcoid for 3 days now. In the afternoon my gums, teeth feel sore and nose stuffy. My head also feels tight. Why could this b?

Steroids?: This is not likely related to steroids although it is really WAY too early to tell. We are only talking three days. There could certainly be other confounding factors and considerations. Typical steroid course for sarcoid is long so you should watch weight carefully and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Top wisdom tooth extracted 10 days ago-irritation b/w it and molar. Now irritation gone but dull cheek & jaw pain, and gums/bone tender above extract.

Top wisdom tooth extracted 10 days ago-irritation b/w it and molar. Now irritation gone but dull cheek & jaw pain, and gums/bone tender above extract.

See your dentist: It isn't unusual to be sore but return to your dentist to reevaluate the area.
You may need to be on antibiotics ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth gum is really sore n swollen. My cheeks are sore n painful when opening mouth, smiling, talking n swallowing. Wat cn I do while await sur

Wisdom tooth gum is really sore n swollen. My cheeks are sore n painful when opening mouth, smiling, talking n swallowing. Wat cn I do while await sur

Pericoronitis: Pericoronitis is a disorder in which gums becomes swollen and infected around the wisdom teeth. The common reason is a partial impaction of the wisdom teeth. This creates an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection.
See/call your oral surgeon to get an ab to calm the infection. Take otc advil (ibuprofen) to reduce inflammation and rinse your mouth with salt water. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat sore gums in your mouth?

What is the best way to treat sore gums in your mouth?

B2: B2 - riboflavin will help heal mouth sores. Methionine is a Amino Acid helps heal collagen. Take at night glutamine 2gm daily will also heal the internal organs. ...Read more

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My cheek hurts really bad is this a gum or mouth infection?

My cheek hurts really bad is this a gum or mouth infection?

Could be either +++: When cheek hurts, problem could be abnormality on the cheek itself (biting own cheek, cyst, inflammation etc), teeth on that side, referred sinus pain, abnormality of the nerves leading to the cheek. Try good oral hygiene first: brush properly with soft toothbrush and floss regularly, gently brush tongue and cheek, warm water rinses, etc. If problem persists--general doc, dentist, referral prn. ...Read more

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Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Cinnamon sensitivity: Many people are sensitive to cinnamon. Stop chewing cinnamon gum and using other cinnamon flavored foods and see if your soreness goes away in a few days. If it does not then see a dentist about your sore tongue. ...Read more

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A big cold-sore like lesion between the crack of my cheek and right upper gums. Painful since this morning. What is causing this?

A big cold-sore like lesion between the crack of my cheek and right upper gums. Painful since this morning. What is causing this?

Virus: It could be a virus, but then again your wisdom tooth may be erupting and you're pinching your cheek between the tooth and your jaw. Must be seen in person to diagnose correctly. Please call your local dentist. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth is causing my cheek and gum areas to swell, and it hurts to open my mouth. Appointment not for 3 days. Anything that can help till then?

Wisdom tooth is causing my cheek and gum areas to swell, and it hurts to open my mouth. Appointment not for 3 days. Anything that can help till then?

OTC meds: Alternate 600 mg. Of Ibuprofen with 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) each 3 hours. Apply cold packs if that helps and hopefully you should be able to be seen early in the week. If that isn't doing the trick, en emergency room will have stronger pain meds available. ...Read more

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Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Dentist asap!: You many have one or more dental problems. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible for a complete and thorough evaluation. Your symptoms of trouble swallowing and swelling are of particular concern. If you have an infection, which is likely, it can spread and progress rapidly, and may cause serious complications. It can even turn into a life threatening episode! Emergency. ...Read more

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Air pocket/bubble inside my mouth on gums/cheek, what to do?

Air pocket/bubble inside my mouth on gums/cheek, what to do?

Needs Examination: It would be difficult to develop an air pocket unless pressurized air was introduced into the tissue. It may be an abscess. Please have it evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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What is this air pocket/bubble inside my mouth on gums/cheek?

Needs to be seen: While it might look like the bubble is filled with "air", that really can't be. It may be filled with pus (an infection), mucous (mucocele), a neoplasm (growth) or something else. The only way to know for sure what it is & what to do about it, is to see a dentist. Even if it goes away, have it looked at, as many infections wax and wane and you don't want to take a chance of a real serious issue. ...Read more

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Pain in the left side bottomcorner of mouth between the inside of cheek and gums. What can I do to get rid of the pain?

Pain in the left side bottomcorner of mouth between the inside of cheek and gums. What can I do to get rid of the pain?

Canker Sore: Is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your dentist. ...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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Hi, I tried dip for about 3 months and I stopped because I felt myself getting addicted. My gums, and cheek have been sore, my jaw even hurt a little.?

Glad you stopped: That is one foul habit. Aside from the nasty aesthetics, causes lots of oral and dental problems, including tooth loss, and cancer. Also associated with other cancers, heart disease, addictive. Visit your dentist. ...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