What does the little thin piece that is attached to your gums and lips do - Doctor answers
Frenulum: These strips of tissue are called the labial frenula. The maxillary frenulum can form an extension during infancy, which if persistent during dental eruption may lead to widely spaced central incisors. Excision of this tissue is called a frenulectomy. ...Read more
What happens when allograph tissue material is placed between my gums and teeth roots and it does not work due to the thinness of my gums?
Evaluate: If the bone plate is thin, you may need a block bone graft instead. Get another opinion. ...Read more
The little thing that attaches my bottom lip to my gum has a small bump and is sore, what should I do?
Sore Mouth rinse: Such as Orajel antiseptic sore mouth rinse can provide temporary relief. If you need more for the soreness, you can try taking a non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve). The bump should resolve on its own within a few days. ...Read more
My spinal disk connecting neck to head has a slight congenital thinness. Should I be concerned about a mild chronic neck pain?
No as disc space: Narrowing is a sign of us aging in terms of the spine which has been demonstrated to begin as early as 10 years of age with males showing signs on x-rays at an earlier age than females with smoking accelerating these changes as well as trauma and genetic basis. Don't sweat over the minor pain ...Read more
I ripped the webbing that attached your tongue and mouth/gums. It's healing white. Doesn't hurt, it's a little swollen and doesn't smell. Normal?
Yes: The white part is called an eschar. It is the covering that mucous membranes make when they heal. It should go away in time. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What could be causing the roof of my mouth and inside gum-line to be like "sandpaper"? I first felt this roughness 2 days ago. It is not painful. However today I noticed a small lump of irritated skin attached just about an inch below the front inside o
The roughness and patches in your mouth can be attributed to a couple of things - and infection or a reaction to a type of food you ate.
Foods - some people experience excoriation of oral membranes if eating a food that they are sensitive to. For instance, if you eat a fruit that is highly acidic such as kiwi, it can be irritating to the mouth. Some people experience sensitivity to spicy foods or cinnamon flavored candy/food. This is resolved by avoiding foods that can cause irritation.
Infection - there are fungi that reside in our bodies that may grow out of control if our immune system is affected or decreased. One infection that can occur in the mouth is called "thrush, " caused by the fungus, candida. This infection is manifested by red or white, irritated patches in the mouth. It can be treated with otc topical solutions, but please note that healing could take a couple of weeks. It will be important to follow up with your doctor if symptoms persist, despite otc treatment. Oral cancers and other infections have similar early symtpoms, as you are currently experiencing. ...Read more
I have healthy teeth and gums. But I have a little hard bump on the floor or my mouth right below my teeth. I can't tell if it is attached to the jaw or if it moves when I touch it. Should I be worried or go see a doctor?
See dentist: Have your dentist check this out, it may be a bony exostosis, which is harmless. Go to the dentist for piece of mind. ...Read more
Nothing: It will heal without causing any future problems. ...Read more
Will a frenectomy change my lip shape or smile? If my lip isn’t attached to my gums the same as before, will that mean it has a different shape after? Will my upper lip be more droopy or not stretch the same when I smile? My dentist says it’s the best way
LUMPS INSIDE MOUTH:
WHAT IS THE QUESTION?
DO SEE YOUR PCP.
IT COULD BE ANYTHING, BUT I DO NOT THINK IT IS SOMETHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more
User of khaini (quid), tobacco mixed with lime put in between lips and gums, for ten years now I hv little white dots inside cheeks can it be cancer..
The little flab on my gum to my lower lib inside it hurts really bad when I move it. Its the the thing on my lower gum and to my bottom of my lower lip?
I have a small gum colored nodule on my upper frenulum (under my upper lip) is this normal? Not sure if its always been there. It is not painful
I would have this: Looked at by an Oral Surgeon and see what he thinks.. ...Read more
Have a painful small white pimple looking thing on inside of mouth between gums and inside of lips. Doesn't seem serious but really hurts.
It may be serious!: It is most likely an infection and you should see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Untreated infections can spread and cause serious complications. I wouldn't wait until it flares up and you have severe pain and swelling. ...Read more
I have a small lump on my bottom lip left side it is hard and I have been biting it it feels almost like a cyst in your gums but doesn't hurt till bit?
Lump: May be nothing. May be quite dangerous. May be hundreds of things in between. If you found a lump anywhere else on your body, wouldn't you have it examined? Any pain, bleeding, or swelling (lump) should be immediately examined. Please see your General Dentist or a Specialist Oral Surgeon immediately for an examination. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be told that it's benign? ...Read more
I've had small bumps reoccur in my mouth and they're slightly painful. They occur on my inner cheeks, inside upper/lower lip, and on gums sometimes. What do I do?
Little not visible little itchy bumps covering entire lip and corners of mouth? Also little clear bumps on gums.
Little bumps?: The bumps inside your mouth may or may not be related to the itchy bumps on your lips. The little bumps may be small salivary glands. Itching may be an allergic reaction or a host of other medical issues. If it does not resolve within a day or two, gets worse, or you want to find out what it is & whether or not it requires treatment, see you PCP, Dermatologist, Allergist or dentist. ...Read more
My 4yr old has really dry cracked lips and little white spots on her tongue and gums and a oral temp of 102.2 I first saw it with my 1yr bout a week.
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