Mouth Problems – Common Symptoms and Causes

The mouth comprises the lips, tongue, oral cavity, palate , gum, teeth, bones (maxilla and mandible) and oropharynx which communicates with the throat. The various structures play an important role in :

  • the sense of taste
  • intake of food and drink
  • breaking down solid food by chewing and grinding (mastication)
  • breathing
  • speech (articulation)

Common Symptoms of Mouth Problems

A number of problems may affect the functioning of the mouth and result in a host of signs and symptoms.

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