About Mouth ulcer
Mouth ulcers are painful whitish boils in the mouth and are commonly known as canker sores. These painful sores occur in the soft tissue lining of the gums, tongue, lips, and inner cheeks. They are usually recon signed by the colour and size, they can be yellowish, whitish, or red in colour and are truly very painful. The pain when you drink anything or eat anything.
Though these mouth ulcers are harmless, they are extremely painful and make the person uncomfortable.
Symptoms of mouth ulcers
Mouth ulcers are easy to recognize as they usually appear as sores on the lips, gums, inner cheeks, tongue, and even on the inner roof of the mouth. Below are some common symptoms of mouth ulcers:
- Red or yellowish sores
- Pain while eating spicy, salty food or liquids in general
- Excessive soreness when brushing the teeth
- Swelling around the ulcers
- Round lesions with red edges that can be yellow or white in the center
Causes of mouth ulcers
The exact cause of mouth ulcers is not known so there can be anything that can cause mouth ulcers. Below are some factors that may trigger the development of sores.
- Vitamin deficiency
- Using hard and too much chemical-filled toothpaste
- Biting your cheek, lip, or tongue by mistake
- Allergic reaction
- Eating spicy food
- Digestive issues
- Genetic factors
Diagnosis of mouth ulcers
Mouth ulcers are easily diagnosed by the doctor by visually examining the patient’s mouth. If the ulcer is severe and the doctor feels that it may turn into something more serious than just a sore, he/she may recommend a series of tests for proper diagnosis.
Treatment of mouth ulcers
Mouth ulcers are self-healing ulcers. Doctors may prescribe some medicines to reduce the discomfort and pain. Antiseptic gels and medicated mouthwashes can help ease the pain. Drink plenty of water, rinse your mouth to remove all bacteria and infections, and avoid eating too many spicy foods.