Inflammation and oral lesions

Oral lesions commonly manifest as mouth ulcers (aphthous ulcers). Soft tissue lesions of the oral cavity come in all shapes and sizes.

What are oral lesions?

It is important to distinguish between findings that are normal, such as occasional mouth ulcers in children (aphthous ulcers), and more serious findings that could indicate gum disease, mouth sores, or infection.

Some lesions can even be indicative of potentially fatal systemic conditions such as cancer. As such, early evaluation of soft tissue lesions is critical so that you can start gum ulcer treatment or oral lesions treatment as early as possible before it’s too late.

Common oral lesions

There are different types of oral lesions, including the common ones listed here. A professional dentist can help you to identify and start oral lesions treatment of these well-known issues.

  • Lesions affecting the gingiva.
  • Recurrent oral lesions.
  • Mouth ulcers.
  • Ulcerative lesions.
  • Soft tissue cysts.
  • Developmental anomalies.

Symptoms of oral lesions

Some common symptoms of oral lesions include:

  • Pain 
  • Ulcers 
  • Hairy tongue
  • Blisters 
  • Bony growth on the roof of the mouth
  • Sores, growths, injuries or patches

However, there are potentially cancerous symptoms you should be aware of. They include:

  • Chronic hoarseness
  • Numbness 
  • Red or white patches on tongue, cheeks or gums
  • Non-healing sore, growths or pain
  • Neck or mouth lump
  • Pain when chewing, swallowing or speaking

Oral lesions treatment

Get regular checkups with your dentist to determine if the mouth ulcers or sores you are experiencing are anything to be concerned about. If it is anything serious, you will need gum ulcer treatment or oral lesions treatment as soon as possible.

Get a Teledentistry.com online dental consultation to get a prescription mouthwash that can help with the symptoms of the mouth ulcers until you get into seeing your regular dentist.

Commonly Asked Questions

Oral lesions are mouth sores or ulcers. They manifest as abnormal cell growth that may be painful.

Yes. Regularly visit your dentist for screening. If the sores you are experiencing are signs of oral lesions, you will start oral lesions treatment.

If you experience regular oral sores or multiple oral sores that appear at once, you should see a doctor.
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