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.

Please note that any information or feedback on this website is not intended to replace a consultation with a health care professional and will not constitute a medical diagnosis. By using this website and the comment service you agree to abide by the comment terms and conditions as outlined on this page