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Metallic taste in the mouth with a painful ulcer. What is the treatment?

hello, my gums were sore yesterday morning and my mouth became in pain, i noticed a ulcer on the upper-inner part of my top lip on the thing- the thin layer of skin between my upper lips and gums. I went to the doctors and they said they didnt see anything it just looked a little red. Today, my mouth broke out into small white sores, and when i put my tongue between my upper or lower lip and my teeth , i have a strong taste, almost matallic. and my skin on the inside of my lips towards the bottom is red. What could this be, and thankyou
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
The sores and ulcers may be due to-
Aphthous ulcers.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Include fluids as well as nutritious rich food into your diet.
Vitamin becosules,iron and folic acid supplements can be administered.
Avoid salty,sore food intake.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Your clinical symptoms suggest that you have developd an ulceration in the oral cavity or desquamative gingivitis.
I would suggest you to visit Dentsit and get the checkup done.

Apply Dologel oral ointment topically over the affected area.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy food stuffs.
Take multivitamin tablets.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use lukewarm saline gargles 3-4 times a day and antiseptic mouthwah gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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  User's Response
As per details suggested by you it seems you are suffering from desquamatous gingivitis.It is a condition produced due to mental of physical stress. It is a self limiting condition.I am suggesting few tips , follow them an you will be relived..
1. apply some anesthetic oral gel available over the counter three times a day.
2. Stop taking spicy food.
3. Start taking over the counter multivitamin tablets once daily.
4. Have curd at least twice daily( to create probiotic effect)
Take care and have a healthy day....
Dr. Amit k. Gaba
Answered: Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Appearance of recurrent ulcers on the oral mucosa indicates inflammation .

Recurrent trauma to the oral mucosa either by physical injury or chemicals or allergies to food products may lead to formation of ulcers or

It may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

Maintain good oral hygiene by practising regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
I read you problem,there are few following possibilities-
1.Any medication.
2.Gum disease like-desquemative gingivitis.etc..........

I will suggest you please visit your dentist as soon as possible to rule out the diagnosis.
Meanwhile perfr few things-
1.Take planty of water.
2.maintain oral hygiene. not use alcohol containing mouth wash.
Nothing to get worried.
Take Care.
DR.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
A metal-like taste in the mouth often goes away on its own within a couple of days, without any medical intervention. But persistent metallic taste can be associated with certain medical conditions. So, it is important to know the factors that can bring about a change in the taste.
Brushing your teeth twice a day with a mint-flavored toothpaste can help a lot, as the lack of oral hygiene is one of the most common causes of an altered sense of taste. Along with brushing, do not forget to floss and use a tongue scrapper to clean your tongue.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to eliminate that bad taste in your mouth.
Chewing gum is another useful remedy for metallic taste.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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