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Posted by: Grin & Bear it! | 2005/06/30

Q.

Raw gums and palette

Please advise me. I have reoccuring problems in my mouth... the palette and gum areas of teeth that were extracted become raw.. skin peels off.... this only happens on the inside of mouth... palette, cheeks and gums but NOT on the outside gums if you understand what i mean. (gums do not swell or bleed... just feel raw...)
I have one root canalled tooth that I was told xrays show nothing, yet to touch the tooth is very sensitive....... could this be causing the problem (some kind of infection?) also could this problem tooth be causing pains in my leg that doctors can find no cause for? Thank you!

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

Hi,

The pain on the root canal tooth is probably an infection from that tooth. It is unlikely that that is the cause of the gum/palate problem. It is even more unlikely that that is the cause of the leg pain.
My advice is to see an oral medicine specialist when the gum becomes inflamed. It is possible that there may be a vitamin deficiency or some immune related problem.

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