It Has Been Surgically Removed And The Gums Are Perforated But The Mouth Is Still Sticky?
Hello. My father was declared to have had a mild stroke because the symptoms were clear. And not fully recovered. But his hand which had been weak could not handle heavy objects was now normal. But only his mouth was still sticky until now in the past 9 months ago my father was referred for gum surgery because my father did not have teeth which resulted in gum gaping and more meat. Well after that my father was put on pairs of teeth so it wouldn’t stick. But after my father had a toothache, it made him unable to use his dentures. Finally he was loose and until now my father’s mouth is getting worse sticky. How to handle it. I need to see a specialist so my father is right in his hands. Hopefully the doctor gives good advice and thanks before. Hello …
Thank you for using the HealthReplies.com consulting service
Disorders experienced by your father are most likely caused by disorders of the nerves around the mouth. Nerve disorders can be related to a previous history of stroke, or can occur due to other neurological disorders such as bells palsy which is also characterized by the presence of nerve weakness in the face. Nerve injury during surgery in the mouth can also be one of the causes of complaints experienced by your father.
But another cause that can affect the difficulty of the mouth wide open is a disorder called Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). This disorder occurs in the joints that form the mouth that connects the upper and lower jaw. Besides the mouth can not open freely, pain is also often felt in patients with TMD.
However, to ascertain the cause, it is necessary to conduct a direct examination. It is advisable to do a consultation and examination to a neurologist to find out if there are nerve disorders around your father's mouth. The doctor will conduct a series of nerve examinations to determine the cause of the perceived complaint.
Hometerapy that can be done at home is to do repetitive mouth movements such as chewing / closing and opening mouth movements. This movement helps train the mouth muscles to be stronger and able to function properly.
So much information that I can convey, hopefully it helps