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Could rubbing my braces against my lips cause blisters inside my mouth?

Could rubbing my braces against my lips cause blisters inside my mouth?

Yes: Are you consciously rubbing your lips against your braces? If you do that then the metal will be tearing the tissues. Leave it be. ...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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The inside of my mouth itches so bad and i rubbed my tounge on the roof of my mouth. so now my gums are swollen and the corners of my mouth itches.

The inside of my mouth itches so bad and i rubbed my tounge on the roof of my mouth. so now my gums are swollen and the corners of my mouth itches.

Perhaps: Perhaps an allergic response to food/Meds/supplements. Can be caused by smoking. Could be viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. Call your Dentist for an immediate examination. If throat swells or airway becomes compromised call 911 or have someone rush you to ER. ...Read more

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My lower lip inside the mouth is aching ,Why?

Many reasons: Trauma, ulcer, infection, just to name a few. Only way to find out is see your Dentist who can do a physical examination, determine the reason, and then suggest the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have veins inside and outside my mouth and throat hurts bad and purple inside mouth what is it?

I have veins inside and outside my mouth and throat hurts bad and purple inside mouth what is it?

See a doctor: This needs a personal examination in order to be accurately diagnosed. It sounds severe, so please go asap and see someone. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do herpes sores inside mouth form on inside of cheeks? I have a sore on both sides.

Do herpes sores inside mouth form on inside of cheeks? I have a sore on both sides.

Usually not.: Herpes rarely causes sores anywhere inside the mouth except on the hard palate. They are most likely "canker sores", although some diseases can cause them secondarily. Most canker sores heal without treatment, but if they don't, or if you are in pain and/or having trouble eating, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Inside my mouth is tasteless?

Inside my mouth is tasteless?

Tasteless: Need more information:do you wear dentures? What medications are you taking? Both of these can lead to altered taste sensations. How long has this been occurring? Are your sinus clear or infected;if you cannot smell you cannot taste. I would refer you to your md and ENT especially if this is a new condition. ...Read more

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What's causing my sore mouth and tongue?

What's causing my sore mouth and tongue?

Multiple reasons: There are many reasons why someone may have a sore mouth and tongue, ranging from fungal infections, periodontal disease, auto-immune diseases, vitamin deficiencies and possibly even cancer. The only way to start to find out is visiting a dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Sore inside mouth tingling roof of mouth and tingling toungue, what to do?

Sore inside mouth tingling roof of mouth and tingling toungue, what to do?

See oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon to get this evaluated. Then he can treat this or refer you to another specialist. ...Read more

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Why is my inner mouth swollen on my cheeks and tongue?

Why is my inner mouth swollen on my cheeks and tongue?

Oral surgeon: Not sure but you should see an oral surgeon to determine what the problem is ...Read more

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My daughter has white bumps inside her mouth and on tongue which looks raw on top. Could it be hand foot mouth disease?

My daughter has white bumps inside her mouth and on tongue which looks raw on top. Could it be hand foot mouth disease?

No it is not: Hand foot and mouth disease has sores in the oral cavity(mouth), rashes on hands and feet. So white bumps inside the mouth is not hands foot&mouth disease, it may be oral thrush, check with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Cold sore on top lip and inside nostril, sore gums and roof of mouth?

Cold sore on top lip and inside nostril, sore gums and roof of mouth?

An outbreak. : Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script for acyclovir. If you are prone to these outbreaks or even singular sores..Then have some of that drug on hand at all times. ...Read more

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Why is the inside of my mouth sore?

Why is the inside of my mouth sore?

Various reasons: There are a ton of reasons why this could be. Auto-immune, trauma, infection, food. Either way, if your concerned, see your dentist or md. ...Read more

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The skin around my mouth itches and the roof of my mouth itches why ?

The skin around my mouth itches and the roof of my mouth itches why ?

Irritated : These areas may be irritated from food exposure. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes bump on the roof of my mouth near my teeth?

What causes bump on the roof of my mouth near my teeth?

Infection: A bump near a tooth usually means an abcess. You should see a dentist and get this treated so it does not get worse. ...Read more

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White bumps near the corner of my mouth and on my top lips. is this angular cheilitis? it feels sore when i lick it with my tongue

White bumps near the corner of my mouth and on my top lips. is this angular cheilitis? it feels sore when i lick it with my tongue

Yes: Due to saliva. Often due to habitual licking of dry/cracked lips. Often due to saliva during sleep, common if you have braces or wear a mouth piece at night. Try frequent application of chapstick or vaseline (Aquaphor). ...Read more

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Why does the roof of my mouth hurt?

Why does the roof of my mouth hurt?

Depends: you should be examined by a dentist or your physician. ...Read more

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

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Open sore on top left corner inside my mouth.  Now I have swelling in my jaw.  Whats 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 have these painful blisters in my mouth on my top and bottom gums?

Stress ulcers: Could be many things. Your dentist will be able to evaluate and treat accordingly. Could be stress ulcers (aphthous ulcers), herpes, pemphigoid, pemphigus or lichen planus. These are fancy words but will need to know what they look like before a recommendation can be made. ...Read more

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How to get rid of an ulcer inside my mouth?

How to get rid of an ulcer inside my mouth?

Warm salt water: Rinse it out with warm salt water every few hours and wait 2 weeks and it will go away by itself. ...Read more

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If I have tonsillitis is it normal for me to get lumps and ulcers inside my mouth?

If I have tonsillitis is it normal for me to get lumps and ulcers inside my mouth?

Tonsilitis: Tonsilitis indicates that the immune system is compromised. The tissue that lines the mouth breaks down more easily. The lumps and ulcers may be a result of this.T. ...Read more

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Why do I have multiple ulcers inside my mouth that keep coming back and how to get rid of them?

Why do I have multiple ulcers inside my mouth that keep coming back and how to get rid of them?

Canker sores?: You may suffer from recurrent apthous ulcers. Look it up online. There are a lot of different treatment ideas, but sometimes difficult to make better. And see a dentist to rule out anything worse. ...Read more

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I have ulcer inside my mouth which I thought to be cranker sore but it has red border but the inside is also red. It hurts really bad. What is it?

More info needed: Besides being visualized, some other info would help your dentist make a diagnosis. How long has it been there? Social habits (drinking/smoking)? Condition of your teeth? Where is it located? As you can see, you'll need to make an appointment to be examined. ...Read more

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I have got like ulcer inside my mouth - upper jaw. When my tongue touches it, i feel burning sension. My tongue always touches it, ? Pics attachd

I have got like ulcer inside my mouth - upper jaw. When my tongue touches it, i feel burning sension. My tongue always touches it, ? Pics attachd

More info needed..: Lesions are best diagnosed by physical exam together with a medical history. How long has it been there? How large is it? Social habits (smoking?), sexual habits (STD's?). It could be something as simple as a canker sore or a burn, or it might be more serious. If it has not resolved on it's own 14 days after occurrence, then you must visit a physician or dentist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant and I have a mouth ulcer inside of my mouth in my cheek. I picked at it and it started bleeding. What do you think it is?

Aphthous ulcer: Because of location, it is probably an aphthous ulcer. Viral in origin. Lasts 10 - 14 days. Warm salt water rinses help. Did you perhaps bite your cheek ? This is also very common. ...Read more

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I can't see any ulcers or lump inside my mouth but different parts of my tongue is paining occasionally and there are small white painless spots ?

I can't see any ulcers or lump inside my mouth but different parts of my tongue is paining occasionally and there are small white painless spots ?

Geographic tongue: also called benign migratory glossitis. It is a benign condition characterized by inflammation of the tongue and it usually heals without treatment. See your dentist for evaluation, if concerned. ...Read more

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I have an ulcer on the inside of my mouth, up by where my teeth meet the wall of the mouth due to overdoing it on oral sex with a male is this normal?

I have an ulcer on the inside of my mouth, up by where my teeth meet the wall of the mouth due to overdoing it on oral sex with a male is this normal?

Of course, abnormal: Your knowing overdone oral sex should warn you of not repeating it. If the ulcer is painless, go to be checked so to assure not an early syphilitic ulcer. Why did you do oral sex, for personal gratification & fantasy or to please him under submission? No matter how sweet oral sex or its political correctness can be, oral sex is not sanitary; doing it naturally comes with its consequence; reality.. ...Read more

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I seem to constantly bite the inside my mouth to the point of bleeding and swelling which causes ulcers. I can't work out why I do it, how to stop it?

I seem to constantly bite the inside my mouth to the point of bleeding and swelling which causes ulcers. I can't work out why I do it, how to stop it?

Cheek biting: Two issues- first see your dentist to check for sharp or rough spots on your teeth as well as your bite to explore dental reasons for cheek biting and if there's anything he/she can do to prevent this. Second- it's like any other habit- it requires awareness, acknowledgement and desire to stop. If there's an anxiety or emotional component, speak to your physician for a referral to therapist. ...Read more

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Can you have herpes inside the mouth? I have a painful ulcer on the right side inner cheek. I've had canker sores This ulcer is smaller n more painful

Can you have herpes inside the mouth? I have a painful ulcer on the right side inner cheek. I've had canker sores This ulcer is smaller n more painful

Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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I have mouth sores and ulcers as I can't stop biting the skin inside my mouth, it's so sore how can I stop?

I have mouth sores and ulcers as I can't stop biting the skin inside my mouth, it's so sore how can I stop?

Ulcer in mouth: Keep in mind that any non healing ulcer in the mouth should be examined and possibly biopsied to rule out a malignancy (like cancer) particularly if you smoke/drink alcohol. ...Read more

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I have this piece of meat kind of thing inside my mouth on my cheek . Painfull when I chew or talk . Been 8 months. Not a ulcer or infection . ?

Oral mass: Please follow up with an ENT ( ear .nose and throat- otolaryngologist). Could be a fibroma, mucocele, granuloma or tumor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Mouth ulcers i had a large bridge put in on upper involving 9 teeth. Ever since i get mouth ulcers and a lot of irritation inside my mouth all along check.Roof and tongue. Is this due to this bridge?

Possibly: Did you have any problem before the bridge? If not then something about the bridge may be a causitive factor. You could be having an allerguc reaction to the cement or to the metal part of the bridge...Best to talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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Why do ulcers occur in the mouth?

Why do ulcers occur in the mouth?

Many reasons: Inflammation of the oral cavity can lead to ulcers. One of the most common irritants is acid. Coffee, tea, citrus can lead to an acidic state in the mouth which can lead to breakdown of tissue and ulceration. Even some toothpastes can cause irritation. There are also some systemic diseases which have oral ulcers as part of the symptom complex. Sometimes a biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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How are ulcers in the mouth cured?

TIME: An apthous ulcer{canker sore}is a virus that lasts about 10 days.No cure but otc. Gels - bakeing soda or hydrogen peroxide rinses help.Less stress is also helpful. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure ulcer in mouth?

Type of ulcer: Really depends on the type of ulcer. Traumatic, vital or bacterial. The most common is an aphthous ulcer. It usually disappears in 7-10 days and can be painful depending on the location. Topical numbing agents or a laser treatment by your dentist can help treat the pain or shorten their duration. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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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