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When should I call the doctor for oral health problems?

If you have mouth and tooth problems, call or go to the doctor or clinic for:
  • Mouth sores that begin soon after you start a new medicine
  • Mouth sores that last longer than 2 weeks
  • White patches on the roof of the mouth or tongue (this may be thrush)
  • Mouth or tooth problems with another health problem like HIV, cancer, or diabetes
  • Other symptoms like fever, skin rash, or trouble swallowing
  • Very bad discomfort or pain

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