Symptoms of the mouth usually do not cause emergent conditions. However,
they may be a sign of very serious diseases.
Symptoms of the mouth include variations in the color of the tongue,
ulcers or lumps of the tongue, pain in the mouth, bad breath and toothache
and swollen gums.
Cancers of the tongue or salivary glands can produce lumps in the mouth.
Abnormal tastes can occur from tooth infections, salivary gland infections
or abscesses or GERD.
Bleeding from the mouth from injuries or tumors can be sudden and severe.
Swelling can obstruct the airway.
Diseases and deformity of the mouth can be treated by ENT surgeons, oral
surgeons, dentists and plastic surgeons.
The important thing to remember is that understanding the underlying
cause of your mouth symptoms may be crucial. Education of patients
about their mouth symptoms improves the chance of obtaining the right
diagnosis and obtaining prompt and correct treatment.