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I have dentures and my gum on bottom left of my mouth is

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I have dentures and my gum on bottom left of my mouth is swollen and painful to the touch ? I dont know what caused this and what should i do? Thank you ms. Julie
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dental
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Dentist: Dr. Behere, Dentist replied 2 years ago
Dr. Behere
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Hi Julie,

Can you you provide a photo of that area?

You can either attach the photo directly with your reply or use an external photo sharing site like www.imgur.com and paste the URL of the photo in your reply.

Regards,

Dr.Behere

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My mouth / julie
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Dr. Behere did u get my pic of my mouth , julie
Dentist: Dr. Behere, Dentist replied 2 years ago

Hi again,

I'm sorry but that photo isn't clear enough. Can you take another one or ask someone to help you take it? Make sure you use the flash on the camera.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Iam sending pic of mouth again Dr. Behere , thanks Julie
Dentist: Dr. Behere, Dentist replied 2 years ago

Hello,

Yes, this photo is a lot better, thanks.

This appears to be an Epulis Fissuratum, a fibrous growth caused due to the constant impingement of the denture border on the mucosa. I suggest you not wear the denture till this is treated, as more contact with the denture border will result in more irritation.

Please see a dentist, you will need a steroid/amesthetic ointment to be applied there and the ulcer to heal. The denture may have to be relined later.

Dont worry, it is nothing serious.

Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information. Please leave a positive rating for me if this answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise.

Good Luck !

Regards,
Dr. Behere

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Dentist: Dr. Behere, Dentist replied 2 years ago

Hello,

Im just following up ! Did my answer help? If yes, please leave a positive rating for me. I do not get credit for it otherwise !

If you have any further question, do write back!

Regards,
Dr. Behere

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