For about a week my upper gums in front of the front two teeth, and a spot where the tongue rests behind the front upper teeth feel irritated, it kind of feels like slight burn, it does not hurt just feels uncomfortable. Also the tissue that connects the upper gums and upper lip seem to look a bit enlarged. Te color of gums looks normal and it doesn't look like i have any ulcerations there. At first I tried gargling my mouth with salty water, didn't know the right proportion and think might have made it too salty but it does help, irritation had stopped yesterday so today didnt use salt water but have used Listerine about five times thinking it will kill any bacteria that might cause this, but in the evening the burning started again. Its been about a week now that i have that and I'm getting worried about what that could be.
Salt water with a low concentration of salt would be fine, you only need a little.
Smoking in general slows healing in the mouth. If you always smoke from the same spot everytime, the burn could come from constant irritation of the heated toxins. For any lesion that either lasts for more than 2 weeks or reoccurs multiple times you should have your dentist check.
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