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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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Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

Red spots on the roof of my mouth (hard palate) and tender to touch. It feels smooth and swollen where the spots are.

See your dentist: Red spots on the roof of the mouth may be due to many reasons like bacterial infection, viral infection, vitamin deficiencies or allergies. Gargle with warm salt water 3 X per day to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. However, if the symptoms persist more than 7-10 days please visit your dentist. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Swelling on the roof/palate of my mouth and migraine i ran/walked a 10k 3/17/12 after i finished i got an apple and a water as i took a bite of the apple i noticed the roof of my mouth was very tender, today 3/19/12 the roof/palate is still swollen in two

This : This could have multiple causes, some dental related. Any medical professional you will see would want to rule out dental causation first, as this is most common for your symptoms. Therefore i suggest you start with your dentist. Congrats on your 10k. ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth are coming out and my mouth is sore and swollen. What are some ways to alleviate the symptoms and what can I do?

My wisdom teeth are coming out and my mouth is sore and swollen. What are some ways to alleviate the symptoms and what can I do?

Tips for pain: Apply an ice pack to the side of your face for twenty minutes. If no relief, try moist heat. Take an over the counter pain medicine such as ibuprophen or tylenol. Drink cold drinks or slushees. Try spraying sore throat spray on the tender tissue. If no relief in two days, see your denitst as you may need to have these teeth extracted. ...Read more

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How come the roof of my mouth is sore?

How come the roof of my mouth is sore?

Soreness: I suggest making an appointment with a dentist or an oral surgeon. The most common cause is burn (from hot food). Fungal infection can cause soreness. Salivary gland tumors (benign, malignant) can become painful. ...Read more

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The whole back of the roof of my mouth is sore and my feces are green. Could i be coming down with something? Or trying to fight something off?

The whole back of the roof of my mouth is sore and my feces are green. Could i be coming down with something? Or trying to fight something off?

DUH : You don't have to be a mental giant to come up with the same conclusions you did. Carry this a bit further, are you getting over anything? If not then the logic would be that you are coming down with something. ...Read more

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The inside roof of my mouth is sore and irritated. I have been using mouthwash but it hasn't helped. Its been sore for a couple weeks but is getting worse. There are no sores, but it feels a little warm. I thought it was just irritation. Do i see a doctor

Without : Without more information and a clinical examination it is impossible to diagnose the problem. Recommend the following: 1. Stop mouthwash and substitute salt water (1tsp per 8oz of water) 2. Evaluation by and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. 3. Possible biopsy of area. ...Read more

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The inside roof of my mouth is sore and irritated. I have been using mouthwash but hasn't helped. Do I see a Doctor or Dentist Its been sore for a couple weeks but is getting worse. There are no sores but it feels a little warm. I thought it was just irri

Agreed, : Agreed, discontinue the mouthwash. Do you recall of burning the roof of your mouth with something like pizza? Do you smoke? In general any sores that do not resolve in about 10 days warrant seeing a professional to see what is going on. I am not sure if the mouthwash is making it worse or if something else is going on. ...Read more

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My teeth are rapidly falling out, I have swollen gums and my mouth is sore. What could i have?

My teeth are rapidly falling out, I have swollen gums and my mouth is sore. What could i have?

Sounds like: You have generalized severe periodontitis -- simply put - severe bone loss resulting in un-supported teeth, hence loose teeth, gum inflammation and infection. I recommend you be seen by a dentist as soon as possible for treatment. ...Read more

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Sore Mouth (Definition)

Sore mouth is a symptom in which a person has pain somewhere in the mouth, maybe caused by canker sores, viral ulcers, ...Read more


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