I’ve Got Mouth Ulcers, But What Are They?

If the word scares you, don’t worry! Your mother would simply tell you that you have sores in your mouth, and she’d probably be right.

Your dentist will tell you that mouth ulcers appear as small round or even oval sores; in rarer cases, they may be irregular (we’ll develop this later). Although these ulcers are non-contagious, they can still cause discomfort when eating or speaking.

The dentists at Centre Dentaire & d’Implantologie Boucherville tell you more about mouth ulcers. Read on so you don’t miss a thing!

How Long Do Mouth Ulcers Usually Last in My Mouth?

In the vast majority of cases, they disappear as they came after one or two weeks. They are harmless, but uncomfortable in the mouth.

How Do You Recognize Mouth Ulcers?

From the outset, you’ll feel a burning sensation in your mouth and discomfort when eating and speaking. You’ll tend to run your tongue over the mouth ulcer. The center of this condition is whitish or yellowish, with a red outline. On closer inspection, you’ll be able to recognize them quite easily.

As we’ve mentioned, minor ulcerations disappear quickly. On the other hand, larger sores may persist. This can take up to six weeks to heal.

Rarer are grouped canker sores, which tend to recur frequently in your mouth. They can be recognized by their irregular outline.

Regardless of size, mouth ulcers should be reported to your dentist at the time of your check-up, or immediately if they are too painful.

Where Do Ulcers Appear in My Mouth?

They appear mainly on the inside of the lips, on the gums, on the inner cheek, on and under the tongue, and sometimes in the throat.

It’s important to know that, unlike a canker sore, an abscess is a pocket of pus in a tooth. If you notice this type of lesion, consult the Centre Dentaire & d’Implantologie Boucherville as soon as possible.

Why Do I Have Ulcerations in My Mouth?

Although this is a minor condition, the causes can be numerous and vary from one patient to another. Nevertheless, it is possible to present the most common causes:

To these usual causes, we could add the taking of certain medications, menstruation periods in some women, etc.

If we’ve talked about food consumption, there are certain foods that should be avoided if ulcerations appear. These include nuts, strawberries, pineapple and tomatoes. Spicy dishes should be also avoided, as should seafood.

Can You Prevent Mouth Ulcers?

Mouth ulcers can be prevented, and we advise you first and foremost to avoid the foods mentioned earlier in this blog.

We also suggest that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush your teeth gently.

Finally, don’t bite your cheeks and lips, and adopt healthy lifestyle habits that will promote rest and eliminate many of your stress zones.

My Ulcer in My Mouth Is Bothering Me. Can I Burst It?

Absolutely not. In fact, it’s highly not recommended to try and pop the ulcer, even though it may be bothering you. This could lead to a mouth infection.

If the canker sore bothers you too much, make an appointment to see your dentist. They can prescribe medication, especially if the pain is too severe, and will take the time to examine your mouth thoroughly.

Is There a Way to Treat These Ulcerations Quickly?

The answer is yes. Simply pour one or two teaspoons of salt into a glass of water and stir. Rinse your mouth with salt water several times a day.

If the condition persists, you should make an appointment with your dentist, who can carry out an oral examination and suggest an effective treatment.

Who Should I See if I have Ulcerations in My Mouth?

The team at Centre Dentaire & d’Implantologie Boucherville is made up of seasoned professionals in their field, who will be able to relieve your mouth ulcers. It’s a good idea to discuss this problem with your dentist. They will also be able to suggest an effective treatment.

For mouth ulcers or any other oral health problem, make an appointment today with the team of professionals at the Centre Dentaire & d’Implantologie Boucherville. A passionate team will take care of you.

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