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Monday, April 27, 2015
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Sloughing Off off Skin in My Mouth
I have persistent sloughing off of the skin (mucous membrane) on the inside of my mouth. It is almost a daily occurrence. Is this a problem? I drink alcohol frequently (mostly red wine)...Could it possibly be caused by that?
Your condition is probably not due to alcohol intake. A very small amount of daily sloughing may be normal, but a large amount should be checked by your local dentist first and then possibly an oral pathologist second.
David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University