Soft Tissue Lesions

Mouth ulcers or soft tissue lesions of the oral cavity come in all shapes and sizes. They commonly manifest as oral ulcers.

What are soft tissue 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 (gingivitis) or other forms of 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 oral lesions treatment or oral ulcer treatment as soon as possible before the situation exacerbates.

Common oral lesions

There are different types of oral lesions, including the below list. A dentist can help you to identify and provide a permanent solution for mouth ulcers.

  • Lesions affecting the gingiva.
  • Recurrent oral lesions.
  • Mouth ulcers.
  • Ulcerative lesions.
  • Soft tissue cysts.
  • Development anomaly.

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

Who knows your body better than you? If you see something that seems like it should be a concern, it probably is. Getting regular check-ups in tandem with a comprehensive oral hygiene routine can reduce the risk of serious oral disease. Ensure you stay on top of your oral health by checking in regularly and noting any changes, pain or bumps, and discuss these with a dentist as soon as possible. Starting oral ulcer treatment early can help you avoid many oral problems.

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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 to recommend you a permanent solution for mouth ulcers.
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