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Have dry mouth, had raw purplish red place come up on lip, feeling raw, painful, swelling. Cure?

First of all, I assuming there is no charge for this consultation. I am 54 y/o post menopausal female. I occasionally have dry mouth but not often. Day before yesterday,I had a raw purple-ish red place come up on the inside of my lower lip feeling raw. It was gone yesterday but it apparently had moved to the back corners of my upper teeth where my gums meet my cheek on both sides. My cheeks feel like they did after having my wisdom teeth out consisting of pain and swelling . Last night, the problem starting moving toward the front of my mouth and into the back lower part of my mouth. Again, very red, painful and swelling. This morning, I woke up to elongated ulcers in the upper crease of my mouth where the cheek meets my gums.
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
dry mouth can usually lead into high occurrence of dental caries.
thorough scaling has to be done.
decayed teeth has to be restored.
ulcers arised has to be treated using warm saline rinses.
APPLY Topical steroids too.
If required,salivary substitutes can be administered.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
tAke care.
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Dry mouth is commonly associated with post menopause. You can use artificial substitutes like Salivae for use. Chewing gums help in stimulating saliva. It seems like you have aphthous ulcers in your mouth. Apply dentogel ointment 3-4 times a day for 1 week 10 minutes before food. Take multivitamin tables and drink plenty of water. The problem will resolve in 10 days.

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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your symptoms i suppose that you had developed an ulceration on your upper lip.
This can be due to the hormonal changes, nutritional deficiencies, poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, GIT disturbances, sinusitis, inflammation of gums that had spread to the vestibule.
I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done.
Go for symptomatic treatment of complete mouth scaling and polishing.
Consult a Physicain and get the checkup done, go for treatment of xerostomia.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Take complete balanced diet, drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, take antiseptic mouthwash twice daily.
Apply Dologel oral ointment topically over the affected area.

Hope this helps out.

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