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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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Please describe the name of the specialist that can look at the tongue?

Please describe the name of the specialist that can look at the tongue?

ENT or dentist: Check with your local dentist or ent. May also want to see an oral surgeon. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What could this slimy white coating on my tongue be? I've seen a specialist and i was told its not cancer?

What could this slimy white coating on my tongue be? I've seen a specialist and i was told its not cancer?

May be normal: Whitish coating of the tongue is not uncommon. If your doctor examined you and determined that it is not cancer, you should feel reassured. You may use your tooth brush to brush your tongue as well. A simple device, tongue cleaner, may also help. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for tongue swelling, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for tongue swelling, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Primary care: I would start with your primary care. He/she can then determine who to send you to if needed after her examination and asking you questions. ...Read more

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I got referred off to a specialist for a growth in my mouth. What could be wrong?

I got referred off to a specialist for a growth in my mouth. What could be wrong?

Many things: It could be a traumatic fibroma from sucking tissue through teeth or chewing on your tissue, a lipoma (fat), a fibroma, a wart, cancer, or a host of other chronic problems. Much depends upon the size, location, color(s), painful/not, raised or flat, shape and duration. Get it diagnosed and treated asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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My skin on the face became very dry especially around the nose and mouth. It burns wen I apply any cream. Why s this and which specialist should I visit?

My skin on the face became very dry especially around the nose and mouth. It burns wen I apply any cream. Why s this and which specialist should I visit?

Perioral Dermatitis: Certain medical conditions, such as perioral dermatitis and contact dermatitis, can affect the skin around your nose, mouth and eyes. This type of dermatitis primarily affects adult women as men rarely develop this condition. The exact cause is not quite understood but is believed to be related to poor hygiene, certain facial creams and topical creams and ointments. You may need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have had pvcs and dry mouth for months, been to several specialists and they are not sure what exactly is the problem. My pvcs seem worse after eati?

I have had pvcs and dry mouth for months, been to several specialists and they are not sure what exactly is the problem. My pvcs seem worse after eati?

Pvcs: Are you taking any medication for the pvcs as certain meds can have dry mouth as a side effect. Also, what are you eating and drinking, are they worse with a specific type of food or drink, what tests have the specialists performed? ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my jaw and can't open mouth wide. Like if i need to yawn or even eat. Who should I see dentist or specialist?

I'm having pain in my jaw and can't open mouth wide.  Like if i need to yawn or even eat. Who should I see dentist or specialist?

DENTIST 1st: I would see your general dentist 1st for a thorough evaluation, after a detailed history is taken maybe a cause can be found and if a specialist is necessary to treat your problem the general dentist can handle the referral for you. Most specialists prefer a referral from a general dentist. ...Read more

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