Mouth and Teeth Diseases

Jaw Pain After Dental Work, TMJ Locking, Swollen Cheek

KyleR Asked : I was constantly having problems with one of my upper molars on the right side and after repeated problems with fillings, I asked my dentist to remove it. He had explained that the tooth was still strong and he would put in a new type of filling and this should settle down the issue. About 3 weeks later the >> Read More ...

White Spots on Tongue

Larr6T Asked : I am a 53 year old man, diagnosed with diabetes 2 years back and currently on metformin. My sugar levels are quite stable and I always have weekly checks at the pharmacy. For the past 3 months, all readings were at a normal level and I am on a very strict diet. I even lost significant amounts of weight which >> Read More ...

Bad Morning Breath – Causes

Bad breath in the morning is not unusual and can vary from a stale odor to a slightly smelly breath. However in some cases the odor may be so offensive that the breath may resemble the smell of feces, flatus, fish or even rotting or decaying organic matter (similar to a garbage can or dead animal). Despite good oral >> Read More ...

Dry Mouth – Causes, Effects, Symptoms, Treatment

Dryness of the mouth is a common symptom and may only be temporary. However if a dry mouth persists to the extent that it causes discomfort or hampers daily functioning, the cause of the mouth dryness should be investigated as it may be a symptom of a medical condition or a side effect of a >> Read More ...

Tonsil Stones Removal & Pictures

What Are Tonsil Stones? Tonsil stones or tonsilloliths are compacted and calcified stones formed in the tonsillar crypts or crevices of the throat and most frequently in persons suffering from recurrent chronic tonsillitis. Most cases of tonsil stones do not hamper daily functioning or cause discomfort and a person may >> Read More ...

Coughing and Spitting Up Blood or Bloody Mucus

How Can the Blood Appear in the Mouth? Blood, appearing in the mouth, can originate from the mouth, throat, nose, paranasal sinuses, voice box (larynx), windpipe (trachea), bronchi, lungs, gullet (esophagus) or stomach. A person coughing up blood without knowing the exact cause should seek medical care promptly. Blood in >> Read More ...

Causes of Tingling or Numb Lips

Tingling or Numb Lips Lip tingling is abnormal feeling, and lip numbness is decreased or absent feeling in the lip. Both sensations, medically called paresthesia, arise from conditions affecting sensory nerves in the lips, but usually not from neurological diseases. Skin diseases also rarely cause tingling or numbness >> Read More ...

Treatment for Mouth Ulcers (Oral Canker Sores)

Mouth sores are shallow ulcers that usually occur inside the mouth, along the lining of the inner cheek, tongue and soft palate (back part of the roof of the mouth).  In acute mouth ulcers, no specific treatment is required as it will often heal on its own. In chronic, recurring cankers sores in the mouth,  treatment may >> Read More ...

Chronic, Recurring Canker Sores in the Mouth

Acute cases of sores in the mouth usually lasts for up 2 weeks until the ulcers heal and completely resolve. However many oral canker sore sufferers report chronic or recurring cases of mouth ulcers, either within the same area of the initial lesion or surrounding areas. Chronic mouth sores are considered to be any >> Read More ...

What are Mouth Sores? Oral Canker Sores, Mouth Ulcers

A mouth sore or canker sore is a shallow and painful ulcer in the mouth cavity (inside of the mouth). Mouth sores are also known as aphthous ulcers and can occur on the sides of the mouth cavity (inside of the cheek), under or on the tongue or inner lip. The condition of multiple, recurring mouth sores is medically >> Read More ...
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