Different Mouth Sore Conditions.


Mouth sores (or “angular cheilitis”) is found at the corners of the mouth on the lips.

It can exist caused by several common things

including:

Cold sore/fever blister

Vitamin or iron 

insufficiency

Wrong poorly fitting

dentures

Fungal infection (thrush)

Cold sores:

If you haveown had cold sores/fever blisters in the past, you likely knoexperience when you are going to get another one.

These sores normally happen in the same position each time they pop up.

It takes 7 to 14 days to go forth.

They can be caused by a type of herpes virus or by tooth deprivation.

The jaws are collapsed and the folds of skin at the corners of the mouth lot upward, resulting in mouth sores.

Often these sores will come along when you have been sick or run down, or you may get them after you have been out in the sun or have suntan.

Ointments and creams are available without a prescription drug.

They decrease the severeness of the sore and numbers of days it takes to go away.

If you have many outbreaks,make a dentist or doctor for a prescription for a stronger cream.

Use at the first sign of an irruption.

Make sure you use a cotton swab or rubber/latex gloves when putting the cream on the sore.

Do not touch the sore with your hands.

The virus can be spreaddisseminate to other people and to other parts of your body including your eyes.

Vitamin or iron inadequacy:

Mouth sores, also result of a low level of vitamin B or iron in your body.

Many older adults do not pay attention to how many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are in their diets.

Watch what you eat up.

After a certain age, many people find it is easy to gain weight.

To offset this, we eat less.

The problem is, we still require the same amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients, but not as many calories as when we were younger.

This makes food choice important.

We need to eat foods that have more nutrients and less “empty” calories.

Your doctor or dentist may suggest you take a daily vitamin supplement to help you keep a good level of vitamins in your body.

Poorly fitted dentures:

Dentures that have worn down over the years and do not fit precisely may cause angular cheilitis.

Worn dentures make your mouth to close more than it did when the dentures were new.

This causes the skin at the corners of your mouth to fold over or convergence.

When this happens, the area in the fold of skin stays warm and moist and can be a perfect place for a fungal infection or thrush to formulate.

Antifungal creams and ointments treat thrust, but it will come back again if the dentures are not fixed or replaced and the overlapping skin remains.

Dry Mouth Medicines Your Mouth


Many medications Americans take can affect dental and oral health? Taking certain prescription and over the counter medications can cause dry mouth “xerostomia”, effect your taste buds on tongue which results in ultimate feeling of food taste and even cause changes to your periodontal health ” gums”.
What should you dental care provider dentist and your dental specialists know about my prescription medications?

It is important to tell your dentist and dental hygienist about every medication that you take. They will also want to know how much and how often you take your medicines. Even vitamins, minerals, herbs and natural health supplements are important for them to know about. Learn more here.     L

Information your dentist and dental hygienist need to know about your medications at your dental exam?

Your dentist, oral care professional and dental hygienist need to know all your medications, dosages, medical conditions and why you are taking them so you can receive accurate optimum dental treatment. Prescription medication and OTC supplements you take have side effects that can be important to dental treatment and oral health. 

Over 400 medications can cause dry mouth ” xerostomia” and make your mouth feel dry chronically and gradually without you noticing it immediately. 

The list includes certain drugs for high blood pressure Hypertension, mainly anti depression, and anxiolytics anti anxiety. The list include some cold and allergy medication drugs that can make a person oral mouth very dry gradually.  

Diabetes can cause dry mouth and xerostomia. Severity of dry mouth may contribute to deep root cavities. Lack of hydration not enough to drink or dry indoor places can make our mouths feel parched and very dry. Be sure to tell your dentist and dental hygienist if your mouth feels dry, uncomfortable or painful so that they can help you. A dry mouth can add to your risk of getting cavities, deep root decay, periodontal bone loss, gum disease, bad breath or Halitosis , mouth sores and sometimes systemic infections. A major contributor in difficulty to wear dentures, and to chew and swallow food.

OTC over-the-counter, prescription drugs and herbal medicines can make easy bruising and bleeding more easily. The list include aspirin, ibuprofen, Coumadin®, Pradaxa® and Plavix®. Significant number of herbal supplements cause lack of hemolysis bleeding changes, including garlic, gingko biloba, ginger and ginseng. Inform your dentist, dental specialist and dental hygienist of taking any of these drugs, prescriptions or supplements.

250 drugs and OTC supplements can change the way you taste foods. Some medications produce a bad aftertaste in your mouth. Often people suck on hard candy, breath-mints or even cough drops to make their mouth feel better. Many of these contain sugar, which can lead to cavities. Use sugarless candies and breath-mints instead. If your medicine makes your mouth dry, you might have a problem tasting certain types of foods or foods will taste bland. Do not use too much salt or sugar to make your food taste better. This can lead to more cavities, poor diabetes control and higher blood pressure. Tell your physician or dentist if you notice changes in your sense of taste.

Some drugs can cause sores on your cheeks or under or along the side of the tongue. These mouth ulcers can be painful and can make eating, speaking and wearing dentures difficult. Tell your dentist or physician if you get mouth ulcers so they can determine the cause and change your medicine if necessary.

Many medicines can cause dangerous drug interactions with the medicines given in the dental office. These include pain relievers, sedatives and anesthetics. Talk honestly and openly about your medication use. This allows your dental team to make good decisions about your treatment and helps to ensure your oral health and safety.