Mouth sores are the little cuts or wounds in the mouth. These sores occur mostly in the inner part of the lips or cheeks or on the gums, tongue. Sores generally appear like ulcer or red in colour or may look like white patches. Causes and symptoms for mouth sores may vary and show different symptoms from people to people
Mouth sores are cuts or wounds inside the mouth which are merely red in colour or sometimes may look like white patches. They could be itchy and painful in severe cases. Bites or injuries could lead to sores. Canker sores or aphthous ulcers could also lead to mouth sores as well.
Mouth Sores may be irritating for some, there could be various causes such as:
- Ill-fitting or poorly fitting dentures
- A broken teeth
- Too much consumption of tobacco
- Usage of braces or retainers
- Burns, due to hot food and beverages
- Consumption of acidic food
- Deficiency of vitamin and folate
- Viral infection
- Blood disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cancerous growth
A few of diseases may also result in mouth sores. Candidiasis, Herpes simplex, oral cancer, leukoplakia, chronic canker sores and many more.
Mouth sores do not exactly need any diagnosis process as it occurs due mostly due to personal negligence or due to accident. The person eventually knows from where the sore came from.
In case, the sore occurs frequently, one should visit the doctor to know the reason behind. In a worse case, the tissue will be taken by the doctor for the biopsy.
Usually, there is no such treatment for mouth sores, incase, it lasts for more than 2 weeks the following changes or add ups to the lifestyle may help:
- Using a mouthwash
- Oral pain relievers may help
- Abstaining from tobacco products
- Avoiding hot and spicy and acidic food or beverages
- Intake of vitamin tablets
The doctor may prescribe a few pain killers and anti-inflammatory ointments to give relief from pain.
Following these steps may help in preventing the frequent occurrence of mouth sores.
- Avoiding hot and spicy food
- Drinking plenty of water
- Intake of vitamins and proper food
If the mouth sores remain persistent and do not improve after the following steps then it is important you head to Jas Dental for proper oral health care!