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03-18-2004, 11:22 AM
Does anyone have a related condition that causes bad mouth sores or inflammation? I began with bad inflammation in my mouth on Monday. It got so bad (bleeding, painful, gums peeling off) that today my dentist sent me to an oral surgeon. He put me on a steroid and antibiotic and said he thought it was either a reaction to my IC meaning my immune system is down and a simple canker sore turned into a huge inflammed mess. OR a new autoimmune disease cropping up. If it is not gone by Monday when I see him again he wants to do a biopsy to check for an autoimmune disease. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I am so confused - I've never heard anything like this before! Any help would be appreciated.
03-18-2004, 12:12 PM
I have had the problem of mouth sores for about 5 years after being diagnosed with IC. I had biopsies done and they came back as an overgrowth of cells (some fancy name attached). Just this week I had a lump like a pea in my check for about 5 days. The dentist had no idea but I had just seen the hygienist the week before so he presumed she irritated something since the one gum was swollen as well.
What I get regularly is small white bumps that tingle and are tender for a few days to two weeks either on my checks or the roof of my mouth. My perio is good so that is not the problem when my gums swell up. I wish you luck in finding out what is causing your mouth sores. The biopsie was not as bad as I thought it would have been .
03-18-2004, 12:53 PM
I just saw my dentist and am having problems as a result of dry mouth because of meds. Normally saliva (which is acidic) washes and helps to cleanse the teeth and gums. With reduced saliva, the teeth and gums are much more at risk for decay and disease. I was given an Rx toothpaste to use at night and an artificial saliva to use in the daytime to combat this situation.
Don't know if what you are experiencing could be related to this but thought it might be worth mentioning.
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