The Back And Side Gums Of The Tongue Hurt?
I want to ask, my back side of the gums hurts, the gums are like opening right and left, my tongue is sore on the right and left sides like canker sores. Please help …
Hello, good afternoon Jihan.
The complaint you experience can be caused by several possibilities:
stomatitis aptosa, which is canker sores or sores in the mouth. The location of these canker sores can be on the inner cheeks, inner lips, gums, and tongue. Canker sores can also be located in the throat, causing frequent sore throats.
inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). The cause of this condition is the buildup of plaque (a collection of bacteria and food debris) which causes irritation of the gum lining.
the use of false teeth or braces (brackets) that do not fit properly, causing repeated friction on the gums and tongue causing wounds
gastric disorders, namely increased stomach acid (GERD). When a patient has GERD, gastric juices rise to the esophagus and throat. Due to the acidic nature of gastric juices, the gastric juices can irritate the oral cavity, causing canker sores in the throat and base of the tongue.
Seeing the many possible causes of the complaints you experience, we recommend that you check with your doctor directly. Because, we cannot conclude with certainty your diagnosis only from the complaints you mentioned without seeing directly and directly examining your condition. Here are some suggestions that we can give while you wait for your doctor's appointment:
keep brushing your teeth at least 2 times a day, namely in the morning after breakfast and at night before bed. Use a toothbrush with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste that does not contain detergents
consumption of 8-10 glasses of water a day
do gargle with a solution of warm water that is given a little salt
Consume foods high in vitamins and minerals, such as kiwifruit, oranges, strawberries, green vegetables, etc.
avoid consuming hot, spicy and sour foods as well as hot drinks, soft drinks and coffee
do not smoke
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa