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My whole mouth is sore, gums are inflated

Im a male of 23 years old far from home, and I happened to somehow get a canker sore "I believe" but along with this I had a fever for a couple days which is gone now. But my whole mouth is sore, my gums are inflated and my whole mouth hurts. The pain reminds me of when my wisdom teeth were removed and my jaw was sore, just not as intense with pain. I can barely eat and have no health insurance. I am currently rinsing with "Peroxyl" by Colgate which is a Antiseptic oral cleanser. Does not seem to be getting better. Any info on what to do would be great. Thank you for your time.
Asked On : Wed, 7 Oct 2009
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

Sore gums as well as mouth may be caused due to-

Aphthous ulcers.

Apply anaesthetic gel on the affected area.

Vitamin becosules,iron supplements has to be administered.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Get your teeth cleaned.

Avoid spicy foods.

Take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Shefali Gupta's  Response
Thanks for asking query
It seems that your having aphthous ulcer characterized by development of painful , recurrent ,solitary or multiple ulcerations.
It can be due to stress, nutritional deficiency , bacterial infection,trauma,allergic condition.
I suggest you to take rest, avoid stress ,take vitamin supplement , use antiseptic mouthwash, apply dologel ointment on the lesions.
hope this will help you.
Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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From the history, we could think are you having mouth ulcers or sores. There was stress (fever ) that caused the ulcers (canker sores) when it actually started. Most of the times it is the stress that reduces the immunity in the person and cause the ulcers. These ulcers or sores in the lining of the mouth which are present on the on the inside of lips, inside of cheeks, and gums are caused by many disorders. It could be Aphthous ulcer as it is most common in young adults. The diagnoses of the type of mouth ulcer is based on the appearance and location of the lesion. The stress factors that precipitate the sores subside but the canker sores remain for few more days to weeks and later subside. As it is continue with the flossing every time after food. Healthy diet with vitamins and minerals plus good oral hygiene may help in the prevention of more mouth ulcers or complications from mouth ulcers. This includes brushing the teeth at least twice a day, flossing at least daily, and regular professional dental cleaning and examination. You can try various home remedies for pain relief like gargling with warm salt water, applying baking soda paste to those areas. We would suggest you to consult a physician for the further evaluation and management.
Answered: Wed, 14 Oct 2009
  Anonymous's Response
The reply was disappointing as it only spoke of the canker sore which was only the start and "my whole mouth is sore" wasn't even sure it was a canker. I'm in the same boat. Both my husband and i had very sore tongues all of a sudden. After a few days his went away as did mine but now all my gums are red, swollen, and all my teeth are throbbing. Does remind me of the pain of having wisdom teeth pulled. I looked up oral thrush but that's not it. I've been dealing with this for almost two weeks. This ache and driving me nuts and it hurts to bite down on anything. What is this and how do you get it to go???
Answered: Wed, 6 Oct 2010
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