Ulcers or mouth sores are loss or erosion of part of the delicate tissue within the mouth. There are plenty of different reasons why it arises. One of the most common reasons is from biting the inside of the cheek.
There are various other causes like aphthous ulceration, certain medications, skin rashes in the mouth, viral, bacterial and fungal infections, chemicals, some systemic medical diseases and, rarely, malignancy. Most of the time ulcers go away within 10 days of occurring and you don’t need a doctor to treat it. However, Aphthous ulcers continuously come back and go away without any known cause as yet. Ulcers like this affect 20-30% of the known population.
If you have ulcers that don’t clear up within a few days, you should consult Drs. Icard & Strein from Harrisburg Dental. They can provide you with the right solutions to your problem. To understand if you have an ulcer, you need to know the causes and the symptoms for the mouth sores. In the following passages, you will find just that. So read on!
Symptoms Of Mouth Sores Or Ulcers
Here are 5 of the most common symptoms of mouth sores.
- One or multiple sores in your mouth
- Swollen skin around the sores that you will be able to feel
- Irritation when you eat salty, spicy, or sour foods
- Loss of appetite
- Problems chewing or brushing because the skin lining in your mouth is tender
These are the symptoms you should look out for, and now we let’s look at the causes of mouth sores or ulcers.
The Causes Of Mouth Sores
There are many different reasons for mouth sores. Anything from accidental biting of the inside of your cheek to constant rubbing against misaligned or sharp teeth.
Here are 5 of the most common reasons for mouth sores or ulcers to occur.
- Bad oral hygiene
- Burns from eating very hot food
- An oral thrush infection can turn into a mouth sore
- Strong antiseptics and mouthwash can irritate the skin
- A viral infection like herpes simplex viral infection
If you have dentures or braces then you can get mouth sores from the constant rubbing of the dental appliance with the skin lining of the mouth. Additionally, there are other reasons for mouth sores like a reaction to a medicine, rashes in the mouth, and autoimmune diseases.
Make sure you check the symptoms for ulcers or mouth sores, and if you have them, consult Drs. Icard & Strein from Harrisburg Dental. They will be able to provide you with the best treatment for mouth sores and ulcers.
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