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Rawness in mouth, burnt tongue, biting inside of cheeks, rotten smell from gums

Hi, I have been experiencing a feeling of rawness in my mouth for over 12 weeks, it changes area but is concentrated at the gums at the back of my wisdom teeth . My tongue constantly feels burnt/raw too and some days like today the raw feeling as spread to a number of other teeth. I am biting the inside of my cheeks a lot aswell. I did notice last week that there is sometimes a rotten smell coming from the gums but this isnt constantly. I also seem to have little growths underneath my tongue along the lining on the V. I have been to my doctor 8 weeks ago when it began and was told there is nothing wrong, i have also been to the dentist who told me it was in my head and could be due to stress .
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Tongue biting and cheek biting can occur because of stress or anxiety or can occur unconsciously. Some sharp tooth or some missing tooth can also lead to tongue biting and cheek biting. Tongue and cheek biting is a deleterious habit and can lead to irritation and also increases the incidence of canker sores. Tongue biting can also cause bleeding on tongue. You need to make a self conscious effort to stop this habit of tongue biting. If there are any sharp teeth or missing teeth or your bite is not correct, then you need to consult a dentist. Your dentist can correct the sharp teeth if present. If there is some missing tooth present, then get them replaced. If bite is not correct, then you can get braces treatment or invisaligns done to correct the bite. Chewing sugar free gums may provide some help. If bleeding occurs on tongue biting, then you can keep a piece of ice or ice cold water on it and can use an antimicrobial mouth wash to reduce chances of infection.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

have you got your wisdom tooth erupted or is it still impacted ?

get it checked by your dentist.
get the wisdom tooth removed if it is impacted.
check also whether any periodontal pocket/abscess /associated.

get deep scaling and root planning done.
curettage and drainage of pus has to be done if there is abscess.

take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics prescribed by your dentist.

chlorhexidine mouthrinses can be used to gargle.

Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello there,
Everything in your oral cavity seems to have disturbed. i can suspect Oral Musocitis in your case, it is the painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membrane lining the oral cavity that includes gums, tongue,cheek musoca. it is often stress related . This gives symptoms of rawness, sensitivity and burning sensation. fowl odour indicates poor oral hygiene. you need to visit a dentist and go for deep cleaning of gums and root planing. few things to avoid like smoking , alcohol , tobacco , carbonated drinks , hot and spicy foods. rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash or lukewarm saline water 3 times daily , you can start with an course of antioxidant Lycopene 2000mg and multivitamin for 10 days . drink lot of water and keep yourself hydrated and stress free. wishing you good health. take care
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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