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3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food. What specialists remove tori? Risks?

3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food. What specialists remove tori? Risks?

Oral Surgeon: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires additional 4-6 years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school with DDS or DMD degree. They perform surgeries and manage a wide variety of problems relating to the oral cavity, teeth and facial regions. 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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What is the diagnosis for continuously waking up and choking on my own saliva and barf?

What is the diagnosis for continuously waking up and choking on my own saliva and barf?

Diagnosis: You did not mention when this problem began or whether you recently started taking any new medications or whether you have any allergies etc. As all these factors and more may be of a concern. I urge you to visit you primary physician as soon as you are able. Read more

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What should be immediately done when saliva enters the wind pipe and a person is experiencing choking?

What should be immediately done when saliva enters the wind pipe and a person is experiencing choking?

Nothing: If the person is coughing, just let the person cough. He/she will be able to clear the saliva from the windpipe. If it is only saliva, the person will eventually clear the windpipe. If the person is really choking, saliva will not be the culprit. There may be something lodged in the windpipe. In such a circumstance, the heimlich maneuver should be done. Read more

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Had a tonsillectomy today and I keep waking up choking on my own saliva. Help?

Had a tonsillectomy today and I keep waking up choking on my own saliva. Help?

Call Surgeon: You home care instructions/discharge instructions should include an after hours telephone number to call for these problems. If you don't have a number, call the hospital or surgery center where your surgery was done and ask to speak with a nurse. Read more

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I wake up choking because my saliva has gone down my wind pipe its so annoying I just want a decent nights sleep : (doe any one know what this is?

I wake up choking because my saliva has gone down my wind pipe its so annoying I just want a decent nights sleep : (doe any one know what this is?

Choking: This is called aspiration, when one chokes on their own saliva it can happen but ii it is too frequent need to be checked out. Excessive drinking and sleeping and sleeping with food or candy in the mouth etc to be avoided. Read more

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I wake up now and then choking on saliva and can then have a watery mouth all day. Y is this?

I wake up now and then choking on saliva and can then have a watery mouth all day. Y is this?

Check Parotids: Most common cause is oversecretion of saliva by the parotid glands in your mouth-cheek. Certain tests may help to find the cause. You may also have just difficulty of swalowing your normal saliva. You need to see a doctor. Read more

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Mouth full of saliva and affecting my speech due to a new plate so much so that I can't speak without sounding muffled and constantly choking. Help?

See dentist: There will be an increase in the amount of salavia produced with a new denture. You may have more drooling than ususual and it can take some time to learn to speak properly again. Be patient and keep trying to wear the denture. It is not easy for some people to get used to a denture. That being said please call your dentist about your problems and schedule an appointment for adjustment. Read more

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My daughter has excessive saliva which she's either swallowing, choking on or drooling. Am especially concerned about the choking at night. What to do?

My daughter has excessive saliva which she's either swallowing, choking on or drooling. Am especially concerned about the choking at night. What to do?

Babies Drool: All babies drool try not to get too anxious about that. The drool can be messy and lead to local rashes under the neck if not wiped away regularly, but rest assured, this will get better as she gets older. The choking is an issue. Don't lay her down with her bottle. Make sure that after feeding you keep her head elevated for at least 30 minutes (if she's asleep let her cheek rest on your shoulder - Read more

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Past couple months I woke up choking and couldn't breath. During the day I have to force my throat to swallow saliva on and offbut not drinks or food?

Past couple months I woke up choking and couldn't breath. During the day I have to force my throat to swallow saliva on and offbut not drinks or food?

Time to see the Dr.: Such symptoms are possibly due to achalasia (or other causes). One can see her primary care doctor, who can refer to a gastroenterology doctor if needed. Achalasia is when the lower end of the esophagus is too tight, and swallowed liquids and foods have a hard time getting into the stomach, and thus remain in the esophagus and flow back into the throat when a person lies down or bends over. Read more

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I feel like I'm choking on my saliva it feels like its dripping in the back of my throat. When it happens my mouth gets dry but I still feel the drip?

Postnasal drip: You probably have postnasal drip or drainage. Typically as result from sinus allergy or inflammation. Make sure that you see a doctor for full evaluation. Read more

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I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

GitOnYerHoarseAndGo!: With them kinda symptoms, m'am, you need ta git on yer horse (hoarse?) and make it to the nearest doc in town. With that chokin' and all kinda nerve stuff you really should see someone sooner than later. It wouldn't be too fruitful to hypothesize in this little 400-character box. Read more

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Chronic cough, night sweats, choking on saliva since Dec. No fever, fatigue, sore throat, or allergies. Xrays, blood work clear in Jan. Ideas? Thanks

Weight loss?: If you have not lost weight, it is not an emergent issue and not likely to be serious. However, it would be prudent to consult a pulmonologist- lung doctor for an evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more

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Waking up choking waking up choking and mouth filled with foam

Without: Without more details, it's hard to know exactly what you're referring to, but I have heard this complaint many times from patients who have acid reflux disease. It's more common when you're asleep (your stomach and throat are on the same level). Other risk factors = obesity, smoking/drinking etoh/caffeine, eating foods like tomatoes, onions, citrus, chocolate, mint, spicy foods, carbonated beverages or large meals, and finally, eating within 3 hours of going to bed. Symptoms include heartburn (obviously), throat clearing, cough, hoarseness, and sore throat. Read more

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My baby today started choking seemed like he couldn't breath then started throwing white foamy out of his mouth as he. Was choking why was that?

My baby today started choking seemed like he couldn't breath then started throwing white foamy out of his mouth as he. Was choking why was that?

Choking episodes: Can be caused by a number of things. Sometimes babies will have spitting up episodes after eating which can cause choking episodes. Another cause for such episodes would be secretions from post nasal drip, especially if the baby has a lot of nasal congestion. Follow up with your babies pediatrician for further evaluation. Hope that this helps. Read more

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What's the red dot freckle looking thing on my tongue? Wont come off, my tongue feels like its to big for my mouth and I feel like choking on it. What is it?

What's the red dot freckle looking thing on my tongue? Wont come off, my tongue feels like its to big for my mouth and I feel like choking on it. What is it?

Need exam: There are many thing that can cause your symptoms and this can't be answered here. You need to see a dentist or oral surgeon for a physical examination to find out what is going on. Read more

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My Father is 55 years, he was sleeping and suddenly he made weird very loud noises from mouth, looks like choking, anything serious why it happened?

My Father is 55 years, he was sleeping and suddenly he made weird very loud noises from mouth, looks like choking, anything serious why it happened?

Maybe sleep apnea: If this occurs frequently, he should see his physician. Many middle-aged and older people, particularly if overweight, will have respiratory problems while sleeping, often associated with fatigue during the day. Read more

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What are some ways to deal with choking and dry mouth when suffering from Parkinson's disease?

What are some ways to deal with choking and dry mouth when suffering from Parkinson's disease?

Nasal obstruction: Dry mouth or "cotton mouth" usually indicates possible nasal obstruction that promotes mouth breathing. See an ENT phsycian to rule this aspect out. It can be serious enough to progress to sleep disturbances like obstructive sleep apnea that can be life shortening or life threatening. I encourage you to check it out. Read more

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Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more