Posted by: Babyface | 2004/12/22


Mouth Ulcer

Hi, there. Last week I developed a VERY painful sore in my gum. It was white in color and looked like a hole. It got to a point where I couldn't eat or talk for that matter. The whole gum was painfully to point of and ear. I couldn't move my jaws as the pain was unbearable until I decided to consult a phamarcy about my problem and to my suprise I was told that I developed a mouth ulcer. My question is what causes it and how can it be treated. Please reply to the above mentioned e-mail address.

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Oral health expert

There are MANY causes of mouth ulcers- vitamin deificiency, stress, irritation etc. However it may not be an ulcer and could be a draining abscess. My advice is to consult your dentist and NOT a pharmacist.

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Posted by: Maldon | 2005/01/23

I am also interested in the cause of mouth ulcers. Could they in any way be related to the quality of local water? Several people in a small town have similar symptoms..

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