Mouth ulcers (or mouth sores) are quite commonly known as painful sores on inner lips, gums, tongue or the roof of the mouth. Due to the nerves in the mouth being close to the surface, these may cause an uncomfortable feeling and pain when eating or drinking.
Ulcers are typically small and circular in size, but the discomfort can be mighty. They feel as though there is a dent on the affected surface and are often white in colour.
Each case and ulcer can be different, symptoms of these include;
There are quite a few contributing factors when it comes it mouth ulcers, these include;
Whilst uncommon, mouth ulcers can also be a symptom of other underlying conditions, such as:
If you are worried about your mouth ulcers, book an appointment with your local Maven Dental practice to discuss your concerns.
If you have mouth ulcers, there are some things you can do to relieve discomfort, as well as some things you should avoid.
If you are unsure about mouth ulcers, see your dentist to help identify the cause.
Book an appointment to see your local Maven Dental practice as soon as possible if:
If you’re experiencing pain and need emergency dental care, call us and we’ll get you in fast for an emergency appointment.
Learn more about some possible treatment options with your local Maven Dental practice. We recommend you book an appointment with a dentist to further discuss and provide expert advice on getting your mouth on track