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Do certain medications cause teeth to hurt? I also have a red bumpy tongue that I am managing with biotene.

Do certain medications cause teeth to hurt? I also have a red bumpy tongue that I am managing with biotene.

Inadvertently : Some medications do have side effects like... Dry mouth. The decrease in saliva has profound effects, such as ph balance. Changes in flora that coat the teeth and lubricate them are altered. Certain medications also cause para functional activity when you sleep. This includes grinding , which can make your teeth hurt. ...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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Is a bumpy tongue normal for strep throat?

Is a bumpy tongue normal for strep throat?

Strep: Strep throat is diagnosed by soreness, a low grade fever and white cotton ball 'dots' on the throat. There are large bumps on the tongue normally at the back. Please see your md for a diagnosis as strep throat can lead to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my tongue? I think it's gotten more bumpy in the back.

What's wrong with my tongue? I think it's gotten more bumpy in the back.

See an ENT: Certain bumps are normal, but if you think they are new, see an ENT to make sure there is not a tumor. ...Read more

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The tissue under my tongue has changed texture overnight and become bumpy. There is a dull pain that intensifies significantly when i move my tongue.

The tissue under my tongue has changed texture overnight and become bumpy. There is a dull pain that intensifies significantly when i move my tongue.

Bumpy: Sorry, "bumpy" is not enough to go on. Any pain, bleeding, ora as in your case swelling, deserves immediate evaluation. May be rankle, salivary duct stone, infection, or many other possibilities. What should you do? See your Dentist ASAP for examination, x-rays (if indicated), differential diagnosis, and treatment or referral. ...Read more

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At the bottom of my tongue is red very bumpy. And the rest of my tongue is normal. What is this and how do i cure it?

At the bottom of my tongue is red  very bumpy. And the rest of my tongue is normal. What is this and how do i cure it?

Normal.: These are called the Vallate Papillae (sometimes circumvallate papillae) and up to a dozen everyone has. Some people have even more and have an abnormally acute sense of taste (genrerally of bitter or complex tastes). http://home.sjfc.edu/cals/units/krembel/taste.htm ...Read more

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I often GT painful sores on lower portion of my tongue. Red bumpy ones. They come &go away just like that but its quite uncomfortable. Plz giv a solut?

I often GT painful sores on lower portion of my tongue. Red bumpy ones. They come &go away just like that but its quite uncomfortable. Plz giv a solut?

Irritated taste buds: If these sores are on the tongue proper they can be related to the taste buds on the tongue. Either irritated by a course diet or a benign condition called "geographic tongue" where the outer portion of the taste buds slough off causing the area to be tender until it regenerates. ...Read more

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What is this large white sore on my tongue started small now grow in larger not bumpy?

What is this large white sore on my tongue started small now grow in larger not bumpy?

Needs to be seen: The bottom line is that if it remains more than two weeks or you are uncomfortable enough to want relief, you will have to see a dentist for a one on one clinical evaluation. It could be many things, most of which will go away on their own within that time frame. The ones that don't require a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My tongue feels sore at the tip. I have cold sores but this has been sore for 3 weeks. My tongue looks raw and bumpy.

My tongue feels sore at the tip. I have cold sores but this has been sore for 3 weeks. My tongue looks raw and bumpy.

Sore tongue: It could be a viral or fungal infection. Impossible to diagnose without a visual examination. See your dentist, ENT specialist, or family physician. ...Read more

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The insides of my cheek felt raw and bumpy whenever i ate something. Today i feel my whole mouth and the side of my tongue are raw and cut?

Many possibilities: There are a number of conditions that could be causing your symptoms. The only way to know for sure what it is and what can be done about it, is to see a general dentist or oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. Some conditions need to be treated early to avoid more serious complications. ...Read more

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Recently, I have noticed pale white round patches on the tongue, which are bumpy. A milky white spot on the side of tongue. Bad acid reflux. Pls help.

Recently, I have noticed pale white round patches on the tongue, which are bumpy. A milky white spot on the side of tongue. Bad acid reflux. Pls help.

Tongue patches: This really requires examination. There are "normal" papillae on your tongue which may become coated, especially with reflux disease and bacterial or fungal colonization. Milky white spots wipe off in fungal infection. However, in some cases, there are "geographic" patches (called geographic tongue) which can and do colonize bacteria and fungus. A dentist or oral surgeon should evaluate. ...Read more

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My inner lip is bumpy they are flesh colored bumps all over my inner lip few under tongue sometimes the tips are white doesn't hurt just there, scared?

My inner lip is bumpy they are flesh colored bumps all over my inner lip few under tongue sometimes the tips are white doesn't hurt just there, scared?

Fordyce granules: They are probably fordyce granules. These are minor sebaceous glands. They're common in 90% of the population. There is no treatment necessary. ...Read more

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There are bumpy tonsils in the far back of tongue near throat, help?

Help: Please see your ENT to have your tonsils checked. Large bumps on tongue at back are taste buds. ...Read more

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Yellow tongue very lumpy and bumpy only at the back no pain, but certain drinks make it sting. Slight ear pain ?

Yellow tongue very lumpy and bumpy only at the back no pain, but certain drinks make it sting. Slight ear pain ?

Glossitis: See an ENT doctor locally to rule out neoplasm. There are taste buds in the back of tongue that are elevated bumps called circumvallate papillae. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue and throat are swollen and bumpy , doesn't hurt, just uncomfortable. Also, my glands are slightly inflamed. What caused this?

The back of my tongue and throat are swollen and bumpy , doesn't hurt, just uncomfortable. Also, my glands are slightly inflamed. What caused this?

Infection: This sounds like a bacterial or viral infection. Rest and relaxation to recover from this are in order. This may resolve on its own. If this gets worse or is not significantly better in 3 days, seek help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, so my tongue feels sore, sandy, swollen and bumpy, white/grey color, roof of mouth feels swollen. I have been around a lot of sawdust lately too ?

Hi, so my tongue feels sore, sandy, swollen and bumpy, white/grey color, roof of mouth feels swollen. I have been around a lot of sawdust lately too ?

Protection needed: If this environment is going to continue to be yours, you NEED to get and use a mask of sufficient rating to protect your mucus membranes. It's essential! Check online or at a library or Dr's office for advice on one. Also if good cleansing w/ water, non-alcohol mouthwash and rest doesn't fix it in a day, see a Dr or go to ER. You might be allergic. Be careful! ...Read more