Aphthous Ulcer

An aphthous ulcer is otherwise known as a canker sore. It appears as a small, shallow, painful lesion inside the mouth or at the base of the gums. It causes difficulty in eating and talking. The causes are stress, minor injury inside the mouth, and hard brushing. In some cases, it resolves on its own, and in few cases, taking pain-relieving medications helps provide some relief.

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What could be a white spot on the gum and a small lump on the chin which hurts on touching?

Query: Hello doctor, I have white spots on the left side of my gum and it hurts really bad. I have a sore throat and a small lump on my left side of my chin that hurts when I touch it. What do you think this is?  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your short history, it seems that you may be having a gingival abscess or pericoronitis (if the last erupting tooth is involved). However, the picture of the lesion would have made things clear as to which site is involved and the state of the tooth invol...  Read Full »

What is the white spot behind my lower molar with swelling and soreness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have just noticed a white spot embedded in my gum behind my lower back molar teeth. The area is a bit swollen and is a little sore. My throat is also a bit swollen and a little sore.  Read Full »


Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. I need to know if you have any cavity or carious tooth near that sore. If yes, it might be due to the infection of the tooth which is exudating via the gum. However, if no carious tooth is there, then...  Read Full »

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