Mouth Symptoms


Healthgrades Editorial Staff

What are mouth symptoms?

Your mouth is made up of your lips, tongue, gums, teeth, cheek lining, mouth floor, hard palate, soft palate, uvula, and tonsils. Your mouth helps you breathe, talk, swallow, taste and chew. Symptoms involving the mouth are extremely common and affect people in all age groups.

General mouth symptoms

The range of mouth symptoms includes:

  • Bad breath

  • Bleeding

  • Burning or scalding sensation

  • Deformity of the mouth or its structures

  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing

  • Dry mouth

  • Excessive salivation or drooling

  • Itching

  • Pain and soreness including dental pain due to dental disease and problems

  • Patches or spots that can be red or white, smooth or raised

  • Rash, blisters, ulcers or sores

  • Swelling or enlargement of the gums, tonsils, lips or tongue

Mouth symptoms can be a symptom of a variety of disorders and diseases including infection, inflammation, allergy, gen