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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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I have a sore at the side of my mouth that keeps cracking open, it won't go away. What can I do to get rid of this?

I have a sore at the side of my mouth that keeps cracking open, it won't go away. What can I do to get rid of this?

Fistula: The opening is probably a fistula draining tract from a nearby infective tooth. The real treatment is root canal therapy with antibiotic (clindamycin) one week before treatment. ...Read more

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What is sore teeth on one side of mouth a sign of besides bruxism?

What is sore teeth on one side of mouth a sign of besides  bruxism?

Could be many things: Teeth rare are, themselves, sore. The nerve roots are deep. More often, it's irritation of the gums, especially if it involves multiple teeth. Visit your denist and find out what is happening to those teeth that is causing pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore on each side of my mouth where I had 2 wisdom teeth surgically extracted?

I have a sore on each side of my mouth where I had 2 wisdom teeth surgically extracted?

Very typical: The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work or surgical extraction. sores usually heal on their own . The pain usually decreases in a few days. Other symptoms disappear in 10 to 14 days ...Read more

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I have a cold sore on both sides of my mouth and extreme jaw pain. Are the two related?

I have a cold sore on both sides of my mouth and extreme jaw pain. Are the two related?

Perhaps but...: Cold sores are a general term and many individuals incorrectly use it to describe both canker sores\aphthous ulcers and herpetic sores. Both present differently and have different implications. Finally I would not associate those sores with "extreme" jaw pain. See a dentist for a differential diagnosis, a complete exam and evaluation and treatment as\if needed. ...Read more

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Sore in back right side mouth,doesn't hurt.looks like pimple head,popped,now hurts."head" was thick yellow/orange.still swollen and open. what is it??

Sore in back right side mouth,doesn't hurt.looks like pimple head,popped,now hurts."head" was thick yellow/orange.still swollen and open. what is it??

Right pharynx absces: Pharyngeal abscess. You need antibiotics, likely and follow up to make sure it is not retropharyngeal abscess. Rarely could be sore of autoimmune disease that was infected but would need labs . Follow up with doc/urgetn care ...Read more

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Very sore rt side neck, corner of mouth rt side pins and needles, ballance and mild confusion issues, sleepy, no fever. Should I be worried?

Very sore rt side neck, corner of mouth rt side pins and needles, ballance and mild confusion issues, sleepy, no fever. Should I be worried?

See a neurologist: The symptoms you described may be a serious neurological condition. Your primary care doctor will be able to narrow the possible explanations for your problem and determine if you should be seen and by a neurologist. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling it inside my mouth. I have cold sore all along the side of my mouth that the lump is on if that helps. could that cause this?

What to do if I'm feeling it inside my mouth. I have cold sore all along the side of my mouth that the lump is on if that helps. could that cause this?

No it doesn't help: There's no way to tell from your brief description exactly what's going on. You'll have to bite the bullet, pick up the phone and call your Dentist for an examination. After seeing you your Dentist can tell you if what you are looking at is normal anatomy or something abnormal. Take advantage of your Dentist's 10, 000+ hours of training and his/her professional experience, let a Pro take a look. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on the in side of my mouth on the top. Now is this herpes?

I have a canker sore on the in side of my mouth on the top. Now is this herpes?

See below: Canker sores by definition are not herpetic but i would have it looked at to see what it's characteristics are so to define it. ...Read more

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Swollen gland next to my right jawline. canker sore on the right side of my mouth as well. are they associated or should i be worried?

Swollen gland next to my right jawline. canker sore on the right side of my mouth as well. are they associated or should i be worried?

Be patient: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Complications of canker sores can include fever, swollen glands, and feeling run-down. If concerned, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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The right side of my mouth is really sore and its sore when I open my mouth and it also hurts to chew food what can I do to stop the pain?

The right side of my mouth is really sore and its sore when I open my mouth and it also hurts to chew food what can I do to stop the pain?

Be checked: It is important to determine the cause of your pain so you will be properly treated. It may be an infection or a dislocated jaw. All the best and I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Do herpes sores inside mouth form on inside of cheeks? I have a sore on both sides.

Do herpes sores inside mouth form on inside of cheeks? I have a sore on both sides.

Usually not.: Herpes rarely causes sores anywhere inside the mouth except on the hard palate. They are most likely "canker sores", although some diseases can cause them secondarily. Most canker sores heal without treatment, but if they don't, or if you are in pain and/or having trouble eating, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Went to open my mouth and felt like my left side of my jaw came out then went back in its very sore and hard to open my mouth now?

Went to open my mouth and felt like my left side of my jaw came out then went back in its very sore and hard to open my mouth now?

Sounds like: Tmj or temporal mandibular joint problem. Avoid opening your mouth too much, chewing especially on hard foods, such as gum, beef jerky. And try anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. If that doesn't work, time to see your doctor. ...Read more