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What are the symptoms of ulcers in the mouth and gums?

What are the symptoms of ulcers in the mouth and gums?

Discomfort: Ulcers in the mouth are usually caused by a virus and are different than stomach ulcers. They cause discomfort particularly when eating but go away on their own. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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I suffer from premenstrual symptoms (abdominal cramps, mouth ulcers, painful gums, sore breasts) for 2 weeks in every month. why so prolonged?

I suffer from premenstrual symptoms (abdominal cramps, mouth ulcers, painful gums, sore breasts) for 2 weeks in every month. why so prolonged?

Visit MD: If your body reacts to your female cycle like this every time it probably has to do with the way your body handles hormonal changes they accompany this window of time. Palliative treatment of mouth ulcers with Advil (ibuprofen) and a swizzle rinse with a numbing agent would help you get through mouth soreness. ...Read more

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I have a large ulcer On the inside of my gum what is the best way to treat. It?

I have a large ulcer On the inside of my gum what is the best way to treat. It?

Tx Gum sore.: See your DDS/DMD. They will rule out many things. This can be as simple as a broken non-displaced filling, or a sharp tooth. It could be a piece of food wedge in between the teeth. Once DX'd then the Dr. can attend to it. ...Read more

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Are swollen gums the same thing as ulcers?

Are swollen gums the same thing as ulcers?

Not necessarily: Ulcers on the gum are individual outbreaks of a virus. The ulcer will run its course and can be treated with different medications being put directly on it. These can give the feeling of swollen gums. Gum disease can also cause swollen gums. This disease is caused by bacteria and needs to be treated with cleanings, medication and education by your dentist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?

Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?

No: It is usually not possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum. Many stomach ulcers have been shown to be caused by a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more