Decreased Appetite, Gum Sores, Jaw Locking And Pain Or Discomfort

Reviewed on 4/18/2022

Sores in the gums can be characteristic of canker sores, oral herpes, teething, or may be related to localized infections in the tissue surrounding the teeth. Decreased appetite is a feature of many medical conditions. Jaw locking and pain or discomfort in the jaw or mouth can be related to injury or inflammation. Because many different conditions might cause these symptoms, describe all your symptoms to your doctor to help determine the cause.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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