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Reasons the Inside of Your Mouth May Peel


Posted on 6/7/2021 by Barbara Ketchum
Reasons the Inside of Your Mouth May PeelPeeling of the skin can be concerning no matter where it happens on or in the body. When it happens in the mouth there may be a simple solution to the problem, however there are also times when it may mean something more serious is going on. Sometimes, the issue may just be caused by allergies, but it could also be related to gingivitis, canker sores, mouth ulcers, of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.

Potential Causes


The simplest cause of your mouth peeling may be the toothpaste you are using. Some have a mild allergic reaction to certain toothpastes, especially those with whitening. An easy fix to this may simply be switching to a different toothpaste. A more serious cause of peeling may be a bad case of gingivitis or periodontal disease. This is likely if the peeling is happening away from the teeth on the gums, meaning the gum is receding and the gum tissue is peeling away. Canker sores is another reason you may notice peeling in your mouth.

However, if you are experiencing peeling, that may be a sign that a canker sore is heeling. A mouth ulcer or canker sore may be a sign of oral cancer, so it is important to get these assessed. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is an extremely serious but rare condition, and peeling in the mouth is a symptom. This syndrome is typically a result of a reaction to infection or medication. Other symptoms include flu-like symptoms, rashes, and blisters.

If you are experiencing peeling in your mouth, please give us a call. While it may not be serious, it has potential to be dangerous to your mouth and body. We are here to answer any other questions about your teeth, gums, or mouth, and would be happy to provide recommendations for continued care.
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