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Good evening, I am becoming worried about my tongue , it feels

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Good evening,
I am becoming worried about my tongue , it feels swollen and very dry , my throat is very dry too. my tongue has a white patch on it and it has been bleeding today. I dont know if this is related but I have teeth that are becoming loose , I have had one extraction and another is imminent.
Please advise.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

this sounds quite painful.

Dr. David :

why are your teeth becoming loose? do you have gum disease? or infected gums?

Dr. David :

if you have a gum infection, you could also have that infection spread into your mouth and cause stomatitis or inflammation and infection of your mouth.

Dr. David :

you might need a strong antibiotic mouth rinse to help fight bacteria in your mouth.

Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

have you tried a prescription mouth antibiotic rinse

Dr. David :

like Peridex?

Customer:

I am not in any pain, i do not have gum disease or an infection, my dentist has checked for these. I havent tried any prescription medication yet

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you should talk to your dentist to see if an antibiotic mouth rinse like peridex can help

Dr. David :

and find out why your teeth are falling out if you don't have gum disease or infection.

Dr. David :

that is not normal.

Dr. David :

you might be low in protein in take or vitamin C intake if your gums are not holding your teeth in properly.

Dr. David :

you might need to increase your protein and vitamin C in take from fruits and vegetables.

Customer:

Thankyou very much for your advice.

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