Mouth sores are one of the most common ailments. These sores can appear on the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, and floor and roof of the mouth.
Mouth sores include canker sores, which are usually a minor irritation and last only a week or two. In some cases, however, they can indicate mouth cancer or an infection from a virus, such as herpes simplex.
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There is no definite cause behind mouth ulcers. However, certain factors can act as triggers namely:
» Food sensitivities to acidic and citrus foods
» Lack of essential vitamins, especially B-12, zinc, folate, and iron
» Allergic reaction to oral bacteria.
» Ongoing orthodontic treatment.
» Hormonal changes during menstruation
» Emotional stress or lack of sleep
There are three types of sores; minor major and herpetiform.
Minor canker sores are small oval or round ulcers that heal within one to two weeks with no scarring.
Major canker sores are larger and deeper than minor ones. They have irregular edges and can take up to six weeks to heal. Major mouth ulcers can result in long-term scarring.
Herpetiform canker sores are pinpoint sized cluster of 10 to 100 sores often affecting adults. These type of mouth ulcers have irregular edges and often heal without scarring within one to two weeks.
You definitely need to see us if you develop any of the following:
» Unusually large mouth ulcers.
» New mouth ulcers before the old ones heal.
» Sores that persist more than two weeks.
» Sores that are painless.
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