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I have sore soft tissue on chin

I woke up a couple days ago with a little discomfort on my chin, right below the gum line, pretty much where the lips attach, it starts about dead center and extends slightly to the left, and a couple inches to the right. It has gotten worse over the past two days. I took Ibuprofen last night, and alternated hot packs with cold packs, and that seemed to help, but now I just woke up, and its back to being as sore as ever, if not worse. It doesnt feel like its my teeth, since when I use my upper teeth to test my lower teeth, it doesnt do much. But when I move my lips around(scrunching them up. moving from side to side) it causes sharp pains. It doesnt look visibly swollen, but it feels to me, like my soft tissue from about where my lips connect to the very bottom of my chin is swollen, or at least stiff... Please help! This is really starting to freak me out!
Wed, 14 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. You might be having oral ulcer or even abscess. You should get yourself evaluated by a dentist. You must take vitamin B complex capsules. Use chlorhexidine ointment topically and brush twice a day to keep oral hygiene. Wish you good health.
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
You have to get your self examined by a dentist. It could be an infection of the gums or a tooth which can be identified by your dentist and accordingly treatment can be obtained.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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This could indicate infection in the gums which forms cyst. Better to consult your Dentist in this regard. Also maintain good dental hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day. Avoid chocolates, junk food, colas, alcohol or smoking. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Use toothpaste with fluoride and calcium. Get regular dental checkups and get scaling done every 6 months to reduce chances of decay and avoidable surgical intervention.
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Dentist Dr. Anil Patil's  Response
this condition may be stomatitis related to lower lip mucosa and gums. try to avoid spicy, hard food stuff. have soft, semisolid, liquid diet. For topical use, apply Dentogel/ Orasep gel, dont take it internally. also you may do mouthrinse twice daily with any Chlorhexidine mouthwash. if pain not resolved, please consult ur dentist.
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Please get examined by a doctor since you feel swelling ;it could be an abscess in making & you may require to take antibiotics along with anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen.No need to worry please consult a doctor immediately.
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