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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Do I have an ulcer in the back of my mouth near the wisdom tooth due to gingivitis or pericoronitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, and I have a habit of smoking. I have an ulcer at the back of my mouth that has given me a lot of pain and discomfort. It began around five days ago. I am unsure if it is still an ulcer. It is at the back of my mouth near the wisdom tooth. I am worried that I h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagnik Biswas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the pain you are going through right now, and I will do my best to help you. Yes, your assumptions are correct. However, this is a case of acute pericoronitis with cheek bite marks on the buccal mucosa opposite to the related tooth as seen in the attach...  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. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 pl...  Read Full »

On consuming half a tablet of multivitamin, I acquired a burning sensation in my throat and ulcers on my tongue. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had consumed half a tablet of multivitamin and felt a burning sensation in my throat and stomach. After some time, I developed ulcers in my throat, and after twelve hours, I acquired two ulcers on my tongue and swelling on my face. What should I do? Kindly help me with this.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In some patients, certain compounds can cause idiosyncratic reactions. However, it is not familiar with the consumption of multivitamins. All you need to do is stop taking this medicine right now. And apply antacid gel if it is still causing burning in the throat. Also...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing painful mouth ulcers for a few days with a white patch near the wisdom tooth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a few painfully open mouth ulcers for a few days. I have noticed my gum color is changing to red, and now I see a white patch near the wisdom tooth. Is there any link between both? I do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, or have any habits. I am not pregnant. What is the reaso...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is quite possible that you may have a deficiency of vitamins or antioxidants that may be reflected in your oral health. I would suggest you several remedies for getting rid of repeated mouth ulcers. Do regular dental cleaning every six months at the dentist. Start o...  Read Full »

I have a sore on the tongue after kissing a sex worker. Is it an STD?

Query: Hello doctor,I had kissed a sex worker accidentally in the lips/mouth area. No sexual contact or intercourse happened. I have been very worried for the last few days about catching an STD from the saliva of the female. Now, after three weeks, I have developed a painless red lesion on the side of my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not anIt is not an STD (sexually transmitted disease). It is perhaps due to pressure from molars. I suggest you take a B Complex vitamin once a day. Regards...  Read Full »

I have recurrent tongue ulcers despite taking vitamin and Bifolate tablets. Is it serious?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a recurrent tongue ulcer that has been returning for the last two years. I consulted an ENT, and they provided me with vitamin and bifoliate tablets, but it healed and came back in a few days. Even I visited the dentist, but they failed to find which tooth was sharp. What can I do n...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Common mouth ulcer has various causative factors. It could be because of vitamin deficiencies, hormonal changes, psychological stress, allergies, accidental trauma, and bacterial or viral infection. A clear clinical picture of the ulcer will ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 t...  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 icliniq.com. 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 ho...  Read Full »

Do my symptoms suggest celiac disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have always had weird symptoms and I think I have celiac disease. I also think that the combination of all my symptoms may mean something. I was tested once for thyroid problems and once for Lyme disease because I had a big, dangerous tick-bite rash. I am 19 years old and according t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your detailed history with us. There is a very strong possibility that you have malabsorption syndrome. There are various types of malabsorption syndromes and celiac disease is one of them. You have signs of multiple essential nutrient ...  Read Full »

I have a sore pimple between my lower front teeth and lip. How long will it take to heal?

Query: Hi doctor, Hi there. Thank you for taking my query. I have a sore pimple present between the bottom front teeth and lower lip. The gums under the teeth base of six teeth look sunken and red. It seems to spread along the gums. I have the issue for two days and have a dental hygiene appointment in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pimple may be an emerging oral ulcer that should go away in a week or two. Apply an oral antibiotic gel two or three times a day. Use a warm saltwater gargle or a mouthwash too. If multiple ulcers emerge, then take vitamin B complex capsules once a day for 15 day...  Read Full »

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