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Your Mild Mouth Pain May Also be Known as:
Mild mouth discomfort
Mouth a little painful
Mouth hurts a little
Mouth mildly painful
Mouth slightly painful
Slight mouth discomfort
Slight mouth pain

Top 2 Mild Mouth Pain Causes

  1. 1.Burning Mouth Syndrome

    Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain syndrome defined as having a burning pain or sensation in your mouth without a cause that can be found. It happens way more often in women (7 times more likely), typically during times of hormonal changes (just before or during menopause). While no one has identified the cause, it could have to do with the makeup of saliva, damage from dentures, tics or teeth grinding, infections, and even autoimmune diseases.

    You should go to your primary care doctor in the next few weeks. There, the doctor will rule out other causes of your pain. If it is indeed burning mouth syndrome, there are a few medications you can take. However, treatment is often not successful.

    Top Symptoms:
    dry mouth, changed sense of taste, moderate mouth pain, tongue pain, burning sensation in the mouth
    Symptoms that always occur with burning mouth syndrome:
    burning sensation in the mouth, tongue pain
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  2. 2.Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (Anug)

    Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) is a relatively rare infection of the gums. It's also known as "trench mouth", as it was discovered in a large number of soldiers in WWI that were stuck in trenches. The pain caused by ANUG is what makes it different from chronic periodontitis, and it requires treatment by professionals.

    You should go to the nearest dentist as soon as possible, or to an urgent care if one is not open at this hour. There, you will be given antibiotics and mouth wash to relieve the pain. You should definitely see a dentist if you go to an urgent care first. The dentist will remove any dead gum tissue to promote healing and help reduce pain.

    Top Symptoms:
    bleeding gums, chronically bad breath, gum pain, severe mouth pain, gum redness
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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Mouth Pain

  • Q.Is your mouth pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has your mouth pain been going on?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a sore throat?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our mild mouth pain symptom checker.

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Mild Mouth Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild mouth pain have also experienced:

    • 13% Pain on One Side of the Face
    • 13% Swollen Tongue
    • 6% Neck Pain Along the Lymph Nodes
  • People who have experienced mild mouth pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Less Than a Week
    • 24% Less Than a Day
    • 16% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced mild mouth pain were most often matched with:

    • 12% Burning Mouth Syndrome
    • 12% Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (Anug)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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