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Pain/redness on inside of bottom lip/gums.

Hi, a few weeks ago I had pain between my lower lip and gum (right where the inner lip connects to the gumline) and I noticed that my bottom gums were significantly red in comparison to my pink-colored upper gums. As the pain grew, at first there seemed to be a tiny cluster of white dots and then they disappeared and it felt like there could be a bump on the part that hurt but I couldn t see one. The pain eventually subsided after about a week, week and a half and everything returned to normal. I saw my dentist and he laughed it off saying my gums were a little red but I probably cut it with a potato chip. The pain, redness, and feeling of a bump in the same area have returned. I have had canker sores before but this doesn t look or feel like one. What can this be and why is it reocurring? And what can I do? By the way-- I am 23, female and a smoker.
Asked On : Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics 's  Response
Hi, it may be an Apthous ulcer or a gum swelling due to plaque accumulation around the tooth. Inflammation leads to pain, redness, swelling. Please consult the dentist again to show him the latest finding. You must take a second opinion. Please apply Metrogyl ointment and Hexigel ointment on the sore for temporary relief. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. Please go for an examination again. Take care!
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Small custer of while dots sounds like herpes. You should visit a general physician/dermatologist for a confirm diagnosis & ttreatment. Perhaps when you visited the dentist, those eruptions were not seen.
Recurrent sores can be related to smoking, Vit B deficiency, chronic disgestive problems etc.
You can also take homeopathy for recurrent ulcers/sores.

Takecare
Answered: Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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