All About Mouth Ulcers
Mouth ulcers, also known as canker sores or aphthous ulcers are common and painful lesions found in the oral cavity. A lesion is an abnormal area of tissue inside or outside your body that may get bigger or change it’s appearance gradually. It may or may not be cancerous.
Mouth ulcers generally develop inside or at the base of your mouth and are painful. They are mostly seen in women and adolescents (individuals between ages 10 and 24 years). Mouth ulcers usually go away within one to two weeks.
Symptons & Diagnosis
Symptoms of Mouth Ulcers
- Painful sores in the mouth.
A tingling or burning sensation before the sores appear.
- The sores appear round and are white or grey in colour.
- Severe cases can result in fever and swollen lymph nodes.
Diagnosis of Mouth Ulcers
Mouth ulcers are usually easy to diagnose, through a visual examination. They’re usually white or grey and surrounded by red, inflamed soft tissues.