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Mouth Ulcer

Mouth ulcers, otherwise called canker sores or aphthous ulcers, are small red, painful open sores that develop in the mouth. They can appear on the mucous membrane of the gums, floor of the mouth, lips, and corner of the mouth. Oral injury, stress, food allergy, vitamin deficiency, braces, and hormonal changes can result in such mouth ulcers.

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Please suggest whether unhealed mouth sore is the first sign of oral cancer.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in some tooth on the right side of the jaw. I went to a dentist, and the doctor did an X-ray. The dentist concluded that it is probably due to clenching or grinding of the tooth. He suggested me a mouthguard. I have given impressions for a mouth guard. But still, I have mild ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a well indurated mucosal ulcer. Being oral cancer is unlikely. Please mention about your habits regarding tobacco chewing or any other habit. Generally, oral ulcer takes three...  Read Full »

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