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LadyDMD, Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
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Experience:  Dentist at Chatham Dental Care
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Rough patches in my mouth, No pain really, just rough

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Rough patches in my mouth
JA: The Dentist will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Dentist can help you best.
Customer: No pain really, just rough patches inside my lower lips and cheeks, and it is uncomfortable under my tongue when I move it too much
JA: Is there anything else the Dentist should be aware of?
Customer: I just had minor surgery with a general anesthetic, but the discomfort under my tongue has been going on for about 10 days
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  LadyDMD replied 1 year ago.

Did you have dental surgery? Please tell me more...

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had an extraction 8 months ago, then they added more bone material 4 months ago, preparatory to putting in an implant. I first noticed the discomfort under my tongue a couple of weeks ago while eating spicy food, but it persisted and seems to have spread to my cheeks and inner lower lip. My wife an I were wondering about sanitizing the water bottles, water pick and replacing the tooth brushes.
Expert:  LadyDMD replied 1 year ago.

I need to know where this dental surgery occurred in your mouth. Lower left? Upper right? Could you please give me an exact location>

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Upper left rear
Expert:  LadyDMD replied 1 year ago.

I don't think sanitizing water bottles etc will do anything. This situation may have nothing to do with with the extraction and the added bone. Was your bone a bone graft from your body? Or was it something the Doc had in his office that he used?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Something added by the dentist
Expert:  LadyDMD replied 1 year ago.

My thoughts on that are different than if it had been a bone graft from your body. The bone graft you received is nothing like the "real"thing. There have been complications with it. It has been known to "travel" though I am not familiar with the consequences being terrible. They do not work like a real bone graft, in fact surgeons I deal with will not use the material used on you. I would advise you to see a reputable oral surgeon and run through this scenario with that person.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The rough patches seem like a topical irritation but I can't see an obvious cause
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I guess I'll check it out with my dentist
Expert:  LadyDMD replied 1 year ago.

As you can see, it is not easy to diagnose online. A good dentist can solve what is happening to you. That would be your best direction.