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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 spot in the top of my mouth and that is the only thing, no swelling?

I have a sore spot in the top of my mouth and that is the only thing, no swelling?

Mouth sores: It may just be an aphthous ulcer, or canker sore. Can be caused by a virus or irritation from hot foods or even stress. RInse your mouth with warm water and a pinch of salt for local relief Or mix 5 ml of Milk of Magnesia and 5 ml of liquid Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Rinse your mouth and spit out. If the sore does not go away in 10 days, see your provider. ...Read more

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Open sore on top left corner inside my mouth. Now I have swelling in my jaw. What's wrong!?

Open sore on top left corner inside my mouth. Now I have swelling in my jaw. What's wrong!?

Endo abscess: The open sore probably is a fistula draining tract from an infected tooth. The swelling is when the tract gets block and could not drain. Consult with your dentist. Treatment probably is antibiotic (clindamycin) for one week, followed by root canal therapy on the infected tooth. ...Read more

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I am suffering from swelling and sore of upper palate in mouth area nausea and lil bit pain. Is it normal? Docter says its oval ulcer. Is it normal?

I am suffering from swelling and sore of upper palate in mouth area nausea and lil bit pain. Is it normal? Docter says its oval ulcer. Is it normal?

Mouth sore: Many conditions within the mouth may cause this and most are benign and resolve fully in a short period of time. One very common condition is a burn from hot food not appreciated when caused during later but felt later. Other inflammatory lesions such as ulcers resolve on their own without treatment. If this is not improving seek physician evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to help swelling and a sore mouth from my wisdom teeth coming in?

What can I do to help swelling and a sore mouth from my wisdom teeth coming in?

See a dentist: These should be evaluated as there could be an infection. I'm the meantime, warm salt water rinses can be helpful. ...Read more

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I keep getting mouth sores. They start out swollen + painful but swelling goes down in a few hours, and sore disappears within 2-3 days. Like canker sores but too brief to be those. .. What are these?

I keep getting mouth sores. They start out swollen + painful but swelling goes down in a few hours, and sore disappears within 2-3 days. Like canker sores but too brief to be those. .. What are these?

Mouth sores: Any recurring lesion should be examined clinically. They could a result of a viral infection, an allergy, or some other type of infection.
Have them examined by your dentist. ...Read more

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Is is possible to have a salivary gland infection but no visable swelling. I have a pus taste in my mouth and sore left cheek.?

Is is possible to have a salivary gland infection but no visable swelling. I have a pus taste in my mouth and sore left cheek.?

Have it checked: You can have a salivary gland infection or probably an infection draining into your lymph nodes
you need to see an oral surgeon to find out where the problem is coming from. ...Read more

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Had a tooth extraction (#15).Right after surgery, felt some salty taste on the left side.48hrs after surgery until now (69hr), have felt some metallic taste in mouth&nauseous. Have also felt some light soreness. No swelling. Infection or different problem?

Had a tooth extraction (#15).Right after surgery, felt some salty taste on the left side.48hrs after surgery until now (69hr), have felt some metallic taste in mouth&nauseous. Have also felt some light soreness. No swelling. Infection or different problem?

Extraction of #15: Soreness and a bad taste is not abnormal after an extraction. For any questions or discomfort, call the dentist who extracted your tooth. Your dentist is the one who is familiar with any issues involving the procedure. ...Read more

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I have painful swelling on the roof of my mouth along with fever and sore throat, what is causing this?

I have painful swelling on the roof of my mouth along with fever and sore throat, what is causing this?

Burn/virus/autoimmun: It can often be due to a burn/hot food exposure, otherwise a viral infection/bacterial infection or autoimune process. Should be checked out by a qualified physician to make sure it is nothing that needs a biopsy or imaging like a growth. ...Read more

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Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Stinging Sore throat for 2 1/2 days now and back of mouth area is red and it hurts to swallow No swelling only mild symptoms of common cold?

Viral pharyngitis: If you have cold symptoms it is unlikely that you have strep throat. Is throat is quite sore and back of throat is significantly red go get a throat swab and culture. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has been suffering with a headache, fever, sore throat and swelling/pain at the roof of her mouth for two days. Flu?

My 8 year old daughter has been suffering with a headache, fever, sore throat and swelling/pain at the roof of her mouth for two days. Flu?

Influenza: Symptoms of influenza can vary from case to case and other viruses produce a similar clinical picture. Must isolate virus or do serologic testing to prove presence of influenza. Your daughter should be seen by a pediatrician to be sure the painful swelling on her palate is nothing serious. Headache, fever and sore throat may be strep and she can be examined for this and treated if necessary. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain on the right side of my mouth. Throbbing jaw pain, tooth aches, sore gums, facial swelling, lips are numb, and a low grade temp.

Excruciating pain on the right side of my mouth. Throbbing jaw pain, tooth aches, sore gums, facial swelling, lips are numb, and a low grade temp.

Multiple symptoms: You can either research hundreds of possibilities over the internet and sites like this or see your primary care physician as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and treatment. I would recommend the second. ...Read more

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Is there a physician specialty re oral medical problems I am a 69 yr old female in july 2011 my mouth developed soreness inside in front of my lower teeth and felt like coating or a thickening of the mucous lining and the corners on the outside sever

Is there a physician specialty re oral medical problems I am a 69 yr old female in july 2011 my mouth developed soreness inside in front of my lower teeth and felt like coating or a thickening of the mucous lining and the corners on the outside sever

Yes.: Yes. The specialty is oral medicine. Their website is http://www. Aaom. Com/. You can search their database for specialists in your area. Are you near any dental schools or major hospitals? They would be most likely to have someone able to help you. ...Read more

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What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?

Lichen planus: Special gargles containing anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication often help reduce symptoms. If this topical treatment is not helpful then a brief course of steroid pills will likely help. If this persists, make sure it gets a biopsy to rule out other causes. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more