Some are visible to the naked eye while others are too painful to ignore. Whatever your case may be, mouth sores are as problematic as they are common. The good news is, many mouth sores can be treated with a combination of over-the-counter medications and at-home remedies.
Most of us are going to experience some type of a mouth sore over the course of our lives. Understanding the different types of mouth sores can help you determine the right course of treatment. In this article, we’ll look at the most common types of mouth sores, how to approach treatment, and when you should seek professional guidance.
Canker sores go away in about a week or two, but that’s little consolation for anyone who has one right now. These small lesions develop on the soft tissues of the inside of the mouth and the base of the gums and can make eating and talking a real pain.
Canker sores are usually round with a white or yellow center and a red border, though they are far from a one-size-fits-all. There are “minor canker sores”, much larger “major canker sores” and “herpetiform canker sores.” These are not contagious but may require a trip to the doctor if they persist for more than a week or so.