What is a mouth ulcer?
These are sores that appear on the inside of your mouth often causing some pain and discomfort. These ulcers are painful in the mouth and gums. They are also known as canker sores.
What are the causes of mouth ulcers?
- Accidental biting of the tongue or inside of the cheek.
- Sharp teeth, ill-fitting dentures, and aggressive brushing.
- Stress and anxiety
- Nutritional and vitamin deficiency
- Genetic factors.
What are the symptoms of mouth ulcers?
These are one or more painful sores that appear on the cheeks, tongue, and roof of the mouth.
The appearance of round lesions that have red edges and are yellow or white or grey in middle.
These can range in size about 2mm - 8mm across. These ulcers typically take up to 2 weeks to get better.
These are often irregular in shape and may be raised and penetrate deeper into tissue than minor ulcers. These can take several weeks to go away.
How are mouth sores treated?
Mouth sores are non-contagious and heal with time But if sores are large and painful, visit the dentist for immediate relief.
Apply pain relief ointments like oragel and mucopain gel. If the ulcers are caused due to sharp teeth, then coronoplasty should be done to reduce the sharpness of teeth.
If the ulcers are caused due to vitamin deficiency, vitamin supplements should be taken.
How can you get rid of mouth ulcers permanently?
A healthy diet and strict oral hygiene must be followed. Try to reduce stress and anxiety.
Use a small-headed soft toothbrush for brushing your teeth.