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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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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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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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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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