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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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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 bit on the tip of my tongue and it bled a lot but stopped relatively soon. I am afraid of infection or a permanent damage. Is it possible?

I bit on the tip of my tongue and it bled a lot but stopped relatively soon. I am afraid of infection or a permanent damage. Is it possible?

Keep it clean: Rinse with warm salt water and keep the area clean. Depending on the size of the lesion it should heal by itself if in doubt see a dentist. ...Read more

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How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

Normal kid behavior: Kids often put their fingers into their mouths. That is normal behavior for children. The best that parents can do is to keep the children's environment fairly clean, and avoid places with obvious disease risks. A parent cannot constantly follow a child around and watch the child's hands, but giving the child gentle instructions every now and then is fine to do. ...Read more

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I was with an woman. We only kissed but during kissing she bite my lip and tongue. After i noticed a bruise in the place she bit me.Should i be worried to get HIV infection?

I was with an woman. We only kissed but during kissing she bite my lip and tongue. After i noticed a bruise in the place she bit me.Should i be worried to get HIV  infection?

If she has HIV!: Sounds a bit irresponsible to have someone give you a penetrating bite. Is she HIV positive? I'd you do not know, you should not permit the behavior! hep b and c are possibilities as well. The only way of knowing is to be tested. I doubt your bighter will be! ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between an ear infection and sores inside the mouth for a child?

Is there any relationship between an ear infection and sores inside the mouth for a child?

Usually: Sores in the mouth are usually a sign of a viral infection. Ear pain with a viral infection may be from referred pain from the mouth but may also be associated with an infection of the ear. If pain does not improvep in 48 hours, examination by primary care provider would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I bit my tongue. What can I use to get rid of the soreness ?

I bit my tongue.  What can I use to get rid of the soreness ?

Tongue bite: If the laceration is big enough, have it evaluated at the ed. Often, the tears are small. Appy an ice cube over it or keep cold water in your mouth to reduce bleeding and allay the pain, initially. Also, refrain from acidic foods and juices until the pain goes away. Afterwards, rinsing with salt water 3x a day will help. ...Read more

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I have a pain or soreness on both sides of my tongue like i bite it or burned it. What could it be.

I have a pain or soreness on both sides of my tongue like i bite it or burned it. What could it be.

Burning Tongue: These symptoms are consistent with 'burning tongue syndrome'. You may also want to check for 'adverse reactions' of any medications that you are taking, since they sometimes cause dry mouth. You may have bit your tongue during your sleep. However, any concern about lesions or sensations on the lateral borders of the tongue require a thorough evaluation by an oral surgeon or oral pathologist. ...Read more

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Son has infection under tongue, white, ?crooked?, frendelum...some sores, rest of mouth has no visible discoloration/infection.

Son has infection under tongue, white, ?crooked?,  frendelum...some sores, rest of mouth has no visible discoloration/infection.

Possible viral ...: Tongue , oral mucosa - inflammation - could be either viral ( as herpes - cold sores") or fungal as " oral thrush' . Sometime bacterial but wonder tongue uncommon ( unless injured) .For relieve recommend arm water with salt gargle and rinses. Liquid bland diet. If he has severe pain or fever , swollen glands.. he should be seen by doctor. Mild discomfort can be also relieve day ibuprofen ,tylenol ...Read more

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I got braces 6 days ago and the mouth-opener cut the bed of my tongue. No whiteness/visible infection, just irritated. Is it normal to hurt this long?

I got braces 6 days ago and the mouth-opener cut the bed of my tongue. No whiteness/visible infection, just irritated. Is it normal to hurt this long?

Tongue cuts hurt: Lots of "sensors" in the tongue so this can be very painful. Luckily the tongue heals rapidly and even large cuts typically do not need help (like stitches) to heal. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more