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Oral Ulcer

Oral ulcers, otherwise called mouth ulcers or canker sores, are small and painful lesions that can develop in the gums, roof of the mouth, or inside of the cheeks. They are not contagious and are commonly seen in women, teenagers, and individuals with a family history of ulcers. Oral injury, stress, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, braces, and food sensitivities can all trigger oral ulcers.

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I have a red spot on roof of mouth. How can it be reduced?

Query: Dear doctor, I am worried about a red spot on the roof of my mouth. There is no pain. I saw some red dots on the roof of my mouth about two weeks ago and some days later it was less visible, but today I found it more prominent. The previous night I used the fan the whole night and it got cold and in...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Saketh. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is nothing much to worry about. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and such small red spots could appear due to a number of reasons. The management depends on knowing the cause for it. It could be due to taking some hot food, a...  Read Full »

I have white patches on the tongue. What medicines should I take?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having white patches on the tongue. They are round patches along with a lesion similar to canker sores. Normally, I get canker sores but this time this lesion seems to be little more enlarged. Is this a precancerous condition or if not then what medicines should I take?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Do not worry. It is not any type of precancerous lesion. Such patches usually come when you are not taking good balanced diet and take lots of snack items. So reduce snacks and very hot a...  Read Full »

I feel a dry spot on the inside of my cheek. Does it suggest oral cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. For about three weeks, I have felt a dry spot inside of my cheek. It has a metallic taste. When I run my finger over it, it feels a little rough, and there are some skin peeling and bleeding. It looks like I can see a tiny little zit. It does not hurt.  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can see two areas of redness that is probably inflammation and a white line that is linea alba and is harmless. There is nothing else significant seen in the pictures. However, I can see th...  Read Full »

I am experiencing red ulcers and white patches in my mouth. Kindly advice what to do.

Query: Hi doctor, If you remember, I consulted for my aunt the last time about mucormycosis infection. I am having sudden ulcers and patches in my mouth, which are all red only, but I am scared to go out during such a COVID (Corona Virus Disease) scenario. Please suggest a cure for painful mouth ulcers and...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Yes I do remember. This is the same doctor who answered your query previously for your aunt as well. You need to apply Dentogel or Dologel-CT (Choline Salicylate and Lidocaine) twice a day for 15 days and use a Chlorhexidine 0.12% mouthwash without fail. Get regu...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a cure for my mouth sores and ulcers?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from mouth sores, tongue sores, and ulcers. Please help.Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to There is a whitish-yellow spot on the left corner of the upper and generalized redness of the inner aspect of the lip. Your suspicion could be an oral thrush due to a fungal infection. I do not think it is due to a fungal infection. The most likely diagnosis i...  Read Full »

I had my tooth extracted six months back and have leaky gums and ulcers. Can you advise on what this might be?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my tooth extracted six months back. Continued to have swelling and an exostosis that sometimes ulcerated near the above tooth and what I think are gum leakage and increased saliva. My dentist saw nothing wrong, so I went to a periodontist who, through a CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomo...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Did these issues start right after the extraction of the tooth? The continued ulcerations of soft tissue you are facing in and around that area indicate that it might be a post-operative complication in oral healing. The laboratory test that...  Read Full »

I have an ulcer on the roof of my mouth. Could it be a cancerous lesion?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an ulcer on the roof of my mouth. I have shared the picture also. I just gargled it with salt water. Last week I ate a lot of complex chips. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the ulcer (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks inflamed. And a bit whitish too. I will give you a series of remedies that you can follow. It looks like a clear case of trauma to the palate. I am a maxillofacial surgeon. So please...  Read Full »

I experienced bleeding from the roof of my mouth. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I experienced bleeding from the upper palate. I wanted to know the reason behind this bleeding.  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I wanted to know if you have any pain or discomfort. Kindly elaborate on your symptoms. For example, did you bite anything hard or suddenly notice bleeding from the palate? Do you have any medical issues like hypertens...  Read Full »

I have a lesion in my oral cavity. Can you suggest if it is something to be concerned about?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from a lesion for the past three days. I have attached the picture. Can you please tell me if it is concerning or not?Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will examine the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and get back to you. Thank you.   Read Full »

Why am I having white spots on gums?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small white dot on my gums. It looks like a whitehead. I noticed it a couple of days ago. It is painless. It is just above my left canine. I do not know what it is. It is towards the top of the gum. I have attached the photo. Can you suggest what it could be? I am scared of the d...  Read Full »

Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like a minor aphthous ulcer, which gives no pain and subsides by itself. Please check if there is any pus discharge, pain in the tooth and any other area of the mouth also has this kind of spots. Aphthous ulcer often causes minimal symptoms or problems. Oral ul...  Read Full »

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