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Sore mouth. Blisters on the gums. Hard lump on the salivary gland. Any opinions?

Hi i am a 43 year old female i have 2 year history of sore mouth its extremely painful and raw, there is nothing can be seen to the naked eye, but when photographed by dentist it showed up as brown freckle like areas over gums roof of my mouth etc. i now have a hard lump to salivory gland area under my chin to right side! I am waiting to see a specialist for oral problems. Please could you give me your opinion on these symtoms Avril
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Hello there...there are two things to could be a viral infection and the second one could be because of major apthous ulcerations...tantum oral rinses can be used to avoid pain...this is a topical anesthetic solution that would give you transient pain relief... use the solution everyday atleast 3- 4times a day and gargle the solution for 1- 2 minutes...Dont dilute the solution..... You can use this 15 minutes before consuming anything orally....
Submandibular salivary gland is the only salivary gland present below the jaw especially in the posterior aspect... salivary glands are swollen in various conditions... there are lymph nodes as well that swell in case of any inflammation or infections in the oral cavity...dont get confused for these swellings as salivary gland swelling...Clinical evaluation is mandatory before i could confirm your diagnosis..... Consult a Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon only for expert opinion and management....
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Amit Garg's  Response
you seem to be suffering from cervical lymphadenitis arising due to oral infection. this case is to be dealt by ent specialist.
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