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When I wake up in the morning my tongue is full of blisters, coated and very sensitive. The blisters disappear within 4 hours. What is this?

When I wake up in the morning my tongue is full of blisters, coated and very sensitive. The blisters disappear within 4 hours. What is this?

Don't know: I would suggest having a dentist with training in oral pathology take a look. Without seeing the lesion, reviewing your health, and possibly taking a biopsy it is difficult to offer an opinion... ...Read more

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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Dad has tongue cancer. Having full glossectomy & neck dissection r/o 4 lymph nodes. Worried he won't survive : (prognosis? Only 63yrs old. Talk eat?

Dad has tongue cancer. Having full glossectomy & neck dissection r/o 4 lymph nodes. Worried he won't survive : (prognosis? Only 63yrs old. Talk eat?

Consult Oncologist: We can not answer your question about prognosis of your father 's condition. I suggest you ask this question to the oncologist who is treating him. ...Read more

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Right side tonsillitis. Stiff neck, ear fullness, TONGUE FEELS PULLED&SLIGHTLY PAINFUL ON RIGHT SIDE&bumps on it deep in throat. Possible tongue cancer?

Right side tonsillitis. Stiff neck, ear fullness, TONGUE FEELS PULLED&SLIGHTLY PAINFUL ON RIGHT SIDE&bumps on it deep in throat. Possible tongue cancer?

Unilateral tongue sx: Key issue is how long this has been going on. Most likely at your age, the symptoms are related to a localized infectious process, perhaps a peritonsillar abscess, with an immune reaction leading the tongue and other lymphoid tissue to respond, close off your tubes, enlarge nodes in your neck and even along your tongue. If persistent, go for exam. Oral cancer rare @22, but not impossible w. HPV ...Read more

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My baby has chicken pox and her tongue and mouth are full of spots! She can't feed, sleep and cries a lot! Is there a treatment for her mouth?

My baby has chicken pox and her tongue and mouth are full of spots! She can't feed, sleep and cries a lot! Is there a treatment for her mouth?

Benadryl/Maalox: Mix equal parts of liquid Benadryl and maalox. Then take a q-tip and paint the mixture on to the sore areas. You can also give oral tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain relief. You don't mention age, but if old enough (like past 8 months) can let her lick on a popsicle for relief. Do not use any products containing aspirin. And people out there - ge your varicella vaccine on time so babies don't catch it! ...Read more

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Under my tongue the veins feel full or enlarged and it is becoming very uncomfortable. Running up behind my ear and down my neck seems to be where pai?

Under my tongue the veins feel full or enlarged and it is becoming very uncomfortable. Running up behind my ear and down my neck seems to be where pai?

Clogged gland?: Based on description of the problem and your age, you could very well have a clogged duct from either your submandibular or sublingual salivary gland. The back up of pressure would be painful and could travel as you have described. I suggest you see an oral surgeon ASAP for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've a sore throat and scalloped tongue that's a little sore? I've had scalloped tongue once before had full blood count was normal

I've a sore throat and scalloped tongue that's a little sore? I've had scalloped tongue once before had full blood count was normal

Scalloped tongues: In itself is nothing to be concerned about. It usually results from the tongue rubbing against the adjacent lower back teeth. If you have any other dental or medical symptoms or issues, I would suggest that you see a dentist or physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Cause of swelling below ear along right side jawline almost to chin? Feels full of fluid. Could this cause pinched feeling under same side of tongue?

Cause of swelling below ear along right side jawline almost to chin? Feels full of fluid. Could this cause pinched feeling under same side of tongue?

Go to a doctor: The swelling could be secondary to an infection like an abscess or effusion. Pus can extend to potential fascial spaces in the head and neck. Can develop into life threatening situation. ...Read more

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How many fasciculations a day would I have if I was in the hyperexcitability phase of ALS? I have a hand full a day on the tongue.

How many fasciculations a day would I have if I was in the hyperexcitability phase of ALS? I have a hand full a day on the tongue.

Number- unimportant: Numbers of fasciculations not used as a criteria under any circumstance in the diagnosis of ANY disease involving motor neurons. There are a variety of reasons for tongue fasciculations. Also, tongue fascics can be challenging for some physicians to identify let along lay folks. Be happy to look at them by webcam if you want: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi will give the details. ...Read more

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10days postoperative tonsillectomy. I believe my mouth is full of thrush surgeon says didn't think so. But tongue and throatvery raw. What should I do?

10days postoperative tonsillectomy. I believe my mouth is full of thrush surgeon says didn't think so. But tongue and throatvery raw. What should I do?

Try Hydrogen Peroxid: Rinse and swish around in your mouth some diluted hydrogen peroxide. A few capfuls in an 1/8 cup of water. Then spit it out. ...Read more

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Got wisdom teeth removed. Took penicillin&medical mouthwash in full (done). Now yellow on back of tongue when wake up in AM. What should I do?

Got wisdom teeth removed. Took penicillin&medical mouthwash in full (done). Now yellow on back of tongue when wake up in AM. What should I do?

Normal: Yellow coated tongue tends to be very common in morning when you wake up. If concerned, see your PCP for eval. ...Read more

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What is full mouth debridement?

What is full mouth debridement?

Initial cleaning: Full mouth debridement is technically a term to describe the removal of heavy build-up from all your teeth so that an in-depth periodontal evaluation may be performed. ...Read more

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In general, how often does a full mouth series xrays need to be taken? Once a year? Every 3 years?

In general, how often does a full mouth series xrays need to be taken? Once a year? Every 3 years?

Depends: On age and your dental issues. If you are an adult and have good oral hygiene with relatively minor issues, every 3 years can be fine. But if there are any areas of concern for your dentist, keeping track of these with annual x-rays is wise. ...Read more

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It's been a month that every few days I wake up with a dry as desert mouth full of sticky white jelly-like thing in it. What's the problem?

It's been a month that every few days I wake up with a dry as desert mouth full of sticky white jelly-like thing in it. What's the problem?

See Your Dentist: There are many causes for waking up with a dry mouth. Please see your dentist for a comprehensive evaluation of your specific problem and related symptoms. ...Read more

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Cost of full mouth debridement?

Cost of full mouth debridement?

$80-$120: For my area you would be looking around $100. ...Read more

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Wonder why I woke with a mouth full of mucus?

Wonder why I woke with a mouth full of mucus?

Many causes: There are many causes from an upper respiratory infection (cold), allergies, or gastric/stomach reflux which irritates the back of the throat producing mucous. Sometimes a bronchitis can do it. If you fever then drink more fluids, take some Mucinex (guaifenesin) OTC and sometimes some salt water gargles If fever or dark green color to the mucous then see provider ...Read more

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Full mouth debridement w/ irragation, what's the difference?

Full mouth debridement w/ irragation, what's the difference?

Better healing: Irrigation can be with various solutions for different purposes. Debris removal with hydrogen peroxide can be used. Chlorahexadine can be used for better healing and bacteria removal. Irrigation can be done in conjunction with a debridement or scaling and root planning, depending on the diagnostic findings of the dentist. ...Read more

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Dear dr for sometime now I have realised that anytime I woke up from sleep, my mouth is full with saliava. This is worrying me. What is the cause.

Dear dr for sometime now I have realised that anytime I woke up from sleep, my mouth is full with saliava. This is worrying me. What is the cause.

Nasal congestion: You may have post-nasal drip from allergies or perhaps you have bronchitis- excessive bronchial secretions.
Try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before you go to bed to dry up these secretions.
Go see your dr if you don't feel better.
Take care! ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning my mouth is full of thick brown smelling saliva and it drips to my pillowcase, this has been happening for years. Do you?

When I wake up in the morning my mouth is full of thick brown smelling saliva and it drips to my pillowcase, this has been happening for years. Do you?

Not Normal: This should have been addressed a long time ago. Without knowing anything at all about you, not even your age, your best bet is to be examined by a local physician to determine the cause and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a full mouth debridement?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a full mouth debridement?

Pre-cleaning: A full mouth debridement is the removal of all supra gingival calculus in someone that has not had a cleaning for more than 1-2 years or more. The patient is then asked to return for a second visit to remove any debris that has become reachable with the previous inflammation now subsided and the teeth then polished. If pockets are found upon probing then a treatment plan is devised for gum disease. ...Read more

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What kind of tumors can a dentist see from a full mouth xray?

What kind of tumors can a dentist see from a full mouth xray?

Tumors in bone: There are many cysts, benign and malignant rumors that show on dental x- rays.
These are in the upper and lower jaws.
Your dentist is trained on diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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After 2 weeks of Wisdom tooth extraction I am experiencing unable to open mouth (jaw). Will I be able to open my mouth again to it’s full potential?

After 2 weeks of Wisdom tooth extraction I am experiencing unable to open mouth (jaw). Will I be able to open my mouth again to it’s full potential?

Reevaluation: Two weeks is a bit long not to have a decrease in symptoms. Please return to the General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that did your extractions for a post-surgical reevaluation. ...Read more

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I feel weak and mouth full with saliva I lost all confident?

I feel weak and mouth full with saliva I lost all confident?

I saw your other: Entry about embarrassment due to too much saliva & fear of spitting on others. Sialorrhea or hypersalivation has a number of possible causes. I recommend that this be medically evaluated to determine and correct the underlying cause. Take care. ...Read more

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Full mouth debridement vs deep cleaning, what's the difference?

Full mouth debridement vs deep cleaning, what's the difference?

Big difference.: Deep cleaning is scaling and root planning, which is treatment for gum disease with pockets deeper than 3-4mm. It takes more than one visit and costs considerably more. When indicated, it is absolutely necessary. Full mouth debridement is usually when someone hasn't had a cleaning in a while and during the initial hygiene visit, the tartar above the gum line is removed. Srp may be required next. ...Read more

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Each morning I wake up with a mouth full of saliva, and it smells and it is thick. What are the possible reasons for this?

Each morning I wake up with a mouth full of saliva, and it smells and it is thick. What are the possible reasons for this?

Thick saliva odor: Thick saliva with a bad odor can mean many things. It could be a dental abscess, periodontal disease, sinus infection and maye even digestive issues. I suggest you see a dentist and an MD to evaluate your condition. ...Read more

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Swallowed fluid down wrong hole. Mouth was full of soda, felt like I had to cough it all up but forced it down. Coughing a bit, am I gonna be okay???

Swallowed fluid down wrong hole. Mouth was full of soda, felt like I had to cough it all up but forced it down. Coughing a bit, am I gonna be okay???

Probably: This happens to all of us occasionally and the protective reflexes in the lungs cause us to cough hard and expel whatever dropped into the lungs. If you were sickly before, or didn't have a good cough response, you would begin having signs of an aggressive irritant pneumonia within hours. If you have settled down and feel okay, the issue is likely past. If you feel short of breath, go in for an exam ...Read more

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I think I have tmj for about 3days how many more days does it take to completely free from tmj I also can't open the mouth to its full extent When will it go please I have a lot of pain?

I think I have tmj for about 3days how many more days does it take to completely free from tmj I also can't open the mouth to its full extent When will it go please I have a lot of pain?

Depends.: With only 3 days symptoms, you may get complete resolution. Soft diet, massage, moist heat OTC NSAID. If no better in a week, see a TMJ expert. Can become chronic. ...Read more