The term "canker sores" may not sound like a bell, but most people have been affected by this type of ulcer at some point in their lives. If you have experienced pain from round or oval wounds with a greyish white film and red inflamed margins, means you have canker sores. Oral ulcers, also called aphthae, are small superficial lesions that develop in the soft tissues of the mouth or at the base of the gums. In contrast to oral ulcers, wounds in the mouth area do not occur on the lip surface and are not contagious. However, they can be painful and make eating and speaking difficult.
Most cancers will disappear by themselves within one to two weeks. Ask your doctor or dentist if you have unusually large or painful sores or sores that do not seem to heal.
These sores may appear due to the following reasons
- Acidic or citrus food consumption
- Smoking or alcoholism
- Stress or tissue injury
- Blunt teeth
Canker sores are mainly manifested by
- Itching or burning sensation before the appearance of sore
- Ulcer or wound formation
Mostly these sore recovered without any treatment and vanishes within few days. But if they get severe medication is necessary and avoidance of citrus and acidic substances is also recommended.