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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!?

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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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