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Oral and Dental Problems

Also known as Bad Breath, Dental Problems, Dry Mouth, Halitosis, Mouth Problems, Taste Disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ), Thrush - Oral, TMJ Disorder, Tonsil Stones, Toothache, Ulcer - Mouth

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  • post extraction dressing

    Hello I had a tooth removed today - it had broken in 2 pieces and couldn't be saved, plus was veyr loose.  I went to a private dentist,  Other extractions have been under NHS dentist. Procedure very smooth and pain free.  At end he put a dressing on - I wasn't aware of it …

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  • Black/dark red blister under tongue

    Hey everyone, noticed a small blister in my mouth today. It's under the tongue and it doesn't hurt, so I'm not sure how long it's been there. My doctor is on vacation. Any ideas what it could be? See the attached photo. 2-3 weeks ago I hit my head in the swimming pool and 2 days …

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  • Simultaneous tooth and body aches/discomfort

    Very suddenly within the past week, my upper teeth began to feel sensitive and uncomfortable for no apparent reason along with the rest of my body. The pain is sporadic, seems to come and go, but weirdly enough the tooth discomfort is typically accompanied by shooting pains in my neck, shoulders, …

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  • Still bits of white on tongue after brushing

    After I’ve finished brushing my tongue I’ve noticed  there are still parts of my tongue that are white. Most of the white stuff goes away but some of it remains. I’ve tried scraping my tongue before, brushing with salt and brushing with baking soda but the white stuff remains. Why is this?  …

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  • am i likely to go deaf from tmj?

    I feel like I may have been losing my hearing slowly over the past week. very slowly. Im sure its tmj. I have a sore jaw when waking up, the joint is always tender... no clicking though. my ears feel clogged and im so terrified of going deaf. i think it may be getting worse. has anyone ever gone …

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  • Breath smells like faeces (Poo)

    I have this horrid poo smell from my mouth. I brush my teeth twice a day, floss, use Dentyl PH mouthwash, I have the best oral hygeine of anyone I know but I still have this smell. I am too embarrassed to even ask my flriends or family to tell me my breath stinks. I am becoming totally reclusive …

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  • TMJ Headaches

    Hello all, I have been experiencing headaches for close to a month now and it's rather depressing. I'm not a headache guy so I'm not use to this. It seems like they last for close to 4 to 8 hours. I'm thinking it could be my eyes? But my doctor thinks there is a possibility it's …

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  • How long for my gums to heal?

    I had my remaining 14 teeth removed last week. The extractions were done over 2 days. It has now been 8 days since the last extractions were done. I currently have a temporary set of dentures. As I am sure you are aware I have to have temporary dentures while I wait for my gums to heal. Once my …

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  • What is this tiny lump on the roof of my mouth?

    Hi! Firstly, I'd like to make it clear that I am quite anxious when it comes to my own health and I am quite sure I noticed this lump because I often check my body for changes. I visited a dentist around a year ago and after coming back home, I just checked around my mouth and by swiping my …

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  • Oral thrush ?? HELP DEAD END

    This has been going on for well over six months now.. took me 3 months to see a ENT Specialist who said nothing was wrong with me ! He did not understand the amount of discomfort that I am in some days worse than others and now I feel like im going crazy .. im going to get a second opinion in …

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  • Is the wrist/hand lick test an accurate way to test your breath?

    The other day before brushing my teeth and tongue I licked my wrist and when it dried I smelt it and it didn’t smell nice. I thought well this makes sense because I haven’t brushed my tongue. I brushed my teeth and my tongue, did the test on the other wrist and it smelt the same way it did before I …

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  • How long will it take for a crowned teeth to settle down?

    I had a dental implant for one of the missing front tooth in the upper jaw. Everything went well until I had dental crowns. I always use my tongue to touch the back portion of my crown. It feels weird. My gum feels tired as I always touch the back of my crown using my tongue. Sometimes. I wish I …

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  • White tongue for over 5 years?

    My tongue has been white for over 5 years now - its not a coating that can be scraped off (definitely not thrush), my tongue is just white! Some days its not as bad as others which is strange, ive noticed when i eat different foods it can make my tongue appear more of a normal colour, but sometimes …

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  • Bad taste in mouth for about 4 weeks

    About four weeks ago I started having this bad taste in my mouth that would show up hours after me brushing my teeth and tongue in the morning. The bad taste usually manifests itself in the evening. It’s a kind of bitter taste and everything tastes bad, especially water. My saliva also feels thick …

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  • Breath smells like POOP HELP! Depression

    Hi,   I am dealing with an on-going issue. I have been suffering from bad breath since I was 7 years old, I’m 19 now. I have went to the dentist, doctors & even got my tonsils removed they said nothing was wrong. I know I have bad breath from everyone’s reaction around me. I hear people …

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  • Sudden change in taste.

    Hi everyone. I am new to the forum.  My problem is that 2 days ago, liquids started to taste very differently. First my water from the fridge tasted like very nasty tap water. I thought the filter just needed replacing.  Later that day I drank a soda and it tasted like it had sat out in …

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  • Tooth pain: antibiotic not working yet!

    So about 4 days ago I started to get this shooting pain in my jaw on and off, at first I thought it was my jaw that got hurt somehow, because when I pressed on each tooth bone hurts. But then 2 days later it progress to a throbbing pain from one of my upper right tooth, and it hurts like hell when …

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  • Teeth clicking?!

    Okay so I had this happen last month where my two upper front teeth were feeing like they were making this clicking sound. Of course freaked out thinking they were loose or something! Went to the dentist for a checkup and asked about them but she said everything looked good and X-rays weren't …

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  • Dry mouth for 8 months! Could iodene help?

    Hello there, I have had an extremely dry mouth for 8 months now which is only getting worse I am 21 years old, I am on no medication what-so-ever, drink MASSES of water, don't drink any tea/coffee/alcohol as these contain caffeine which would make the problem worse. In the mornings my …

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  • Soft painless swelling beneath my tongue. What could it be?

    I've had this swelling now for about 2 weeks. I noticed it when I bit it since it comes between my molars and I had a small injury on it but it soon healed but the swelling remained. The swelling is soft. When I touch it it doesn't feel like a bump. I thought the swelling was reducing but I …

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  • White zit like bump in 9 yr old mouth....

    I have a picture to post to this thread .. my daughter came to me with a zit like bump on the inside on her mouth. It’s below her front bottom two teeth a couple days ago. This makes day 3! I told her we’d need to see the dentist. She of course doesn’t want to go - now it’s gotten larger and it’s …

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  • Painful bum at roof of my mouth

    Hello, I am a 23-year old male I have a painful bump/flap at the roof of my mouth between the back of central incisor teeth, it really hurts when I close my mouth or when I chew because the bottom teeth touch it. I can use my tongue to move the bump/flap back and forth. I had …

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  • Sloughing question

    Hello, I quite recently stopped chewing tobacco pouches after quite a long period of time. I work overnights and tonight when I woke up, I brushed my teeth and gargled. After I got to work (about an hour later) I took a drink of a antioxidant based beverage. Shortly after I had skin that peeled off …

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  • Crater like hole behind wisdom tooth + Other mouth symptoms

    I am 23 years old and barely drink and do not smoke cigarettes and over the last month or so, It seems like there have been some weird and concerning dental symptoms that have been going on. I think one of my wisdom teeth are coming in because I can see a tooth sort of sticking out on the side and …

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  • Dentist would not extract the tooth? Still in pain.

    Hello. I have a tooth that's broken below the gum line & it's been like this for months. On Saturday it started giving me some pain & I phoned the emergency dentist. I went last night expecting him to just pull it out & he didn't. He said something about its infected …

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  • Bad Breath/reflux? pnd? infection? Something else?

    Hi, I wasn't sure where to put this duscussion. I've had bad breath (especially horrendous morning breath) for as long as I can remember. Probably for a good 10 years or so? (I'm 29) I've also experience what I think is possible post nasal drip (tongue is always coated. Often feel …

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  • Bad Breath Is Destroying My Life. Please Help!

    I been having bad breath since i  was a teenager, I am in my mid 40's now and still have the same problem. usually gum would do the job and no problem, but now gum is not working for me any longer and my breath doesn't only smell like bad breath, it now smells like a fart. it is …

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  • Chewing Pain

    Both my upper second premolars have been missing since birth. I was wearing Invisalign to keep the gaps open for future implants, as well as rubber bands connecting my upper first molars to my lower canines to correct an underbite, but the retainers haven't been fitting snugly. Recently, I' …

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    Tonsil Stones/Tonsiloliths and Bad Breath

    I'm really surprised there isnt anything on this forum about tonsil stones. I've suffered with them for years. They are little yellow or white stones that form in the cavity of your tonsils. Some people have really big tonsils that have holes and food and saliva mix together and form …

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  • swelling underneath tongue at glands for 3 days

    I’ve had swelling underneath my tongue at my glands I believe. It doesn’t hurt to talk only when I stretch it move it around.  I think it’s a sore or ulcer I’m not sure. What can I do? Who would I consult with a doctor or dentis? 

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