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Tip of tongue feels burnt,front of teeth have metallic feeling,gingivitis,tongue slightly red on right side

The tip of my tongue feels like it was burnt but isn t. The front of my teeth have a metallic feeling to them. The dentist gave me an oral rinse for gingivitis which i don t think i have & isn t doing much for my tongue and makes the front of my mouth feel even stranger. Tongue looks normal slightly red on the right side. Got some suggestions?
Asked On : Sun, 13 May 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi
Redness and burning sensation point towards stomatitis. it can be cured with help of multivitamins and taking good care of oral hygiene. But it can be due to trauma from opposing teeth due to abnormal positioning of your teeth. get yourself checked for the same, which can explain , to some extent your mettalic feeling in the front teeth. then either you have to go for ortho treatment or some slight grinding of few teeth.

wishing you speedy recovery
With best regards
Dr Ankit Aggarwal
Answered: Sun, 13 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hello,
after reading your problem i did not get the complete dental history........
you did not tell about any filling in your teeth or any medication you are going through
or any swelling in that teeth area or any pain eyc....
so i will suggest u to go to a specialist oral pathologist and give the complete history
and please follow all the instruction given..........
take care
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Mon, 14 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Varun Mishra's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM,
You check if there are 2 types of fillings in your mouth or else you are taking tetracycline for some periodontal lesions and one more possibility that you might be suffering from multiple periodontal abscesses. and do not take mouthwashes for too long, may make the taste buds feel senile. better take some additional advise too.
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Answered: Mon, 14 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Varun Mishra's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM,
You check if there are 2 types of fillings in your mouth or else you are taking tetracycline for some periodontal lesions and one more possibility that you might be suffering from multiple periodontal abscesses. and do not take mouthwashes for too long, may make the taste buds feel senile. better take some additional advise too.
thanks
Answered: Mon, 14 May 2012
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Dentist Dr. Ravin Shah's  Response
Hello Kriegette,

It would be better if you could provide your age,gender and medical history as it could help to rule out your problem.Anyways According to your description,I think that you might be having FOLIC ACID DEFICIENCY.

Without Clinical Examination and History,I cant confirm the diagnosis,this is my tentative diagnosis.
Here I am describing the causes,features and Treatment of folic acid deficiency.

Causes of folic acid deficiency anemia include:

--alcohol abuse
--poor diets
--impaired absorption because of intestinal dysfunction from such disorders as celiac disease, tropical sprue, regional jejunitis, Crohn's disease, or bowel resection
--bacteria competing for available folic acid
--overcooking of food, destroying valuable water-soluble nutrients, including a high percentage of folic acid
--limited storage capacity in infants
--prolonged drug therapy, especially from anticonvulsants and estrogens
--not addressing increased folic acid needs of certain age groups, as well as in patients with neoplastic diseases and some skin disorders (eg. chronic exfoliative dermatitis).

Signs and symptoms of folic acid deficiency anemia gradually produces clinical features similar to other megaloblastic anemias, but without neurologic manifistations of B12 deficiency. Symptoms include the following:
progressive fatigue
shortness of breath
heart palpitations
weakness
glossitis (inflammation of the tongue)
nausea
anorexia
headache
fainting
irritability
forgetfulness
pallor
slight jaundice

Conventional treatment consists primarily of folic acid supplements (about 400 mg. three times daily) and, more importantly, the elimination of contributing causes. Oral administrations of folate preparations are 1 to 5 mg daily.

Have a nice day.
Dr.Ravin Shah B.D.S. Ahmedabad,Gujarat,India
Answered: Sun, 13 May 2012
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