Canker sores are small ulcers that appear on the inside of the mouth, lips and on tongue.
Besides an awkward sensation, these sores can also cause tingling or a burning sensation. Canker sores are always found inside the mouth.
Most small canker sores disappear within 10–14 days. Good oral hygiene does help but sometime one may have to use a topical corticosteroid.
Candida is a common fungal infection of the mouth, especially in immune compromised individuals.
The typical sign is a white patch that may be associated with burning, soreness, irritation or a white cheesy like appearance.
Once the diagnosis is made, Candida can be treated with a variety of anti fungal drugs.
Another very common disorder of the mouth is herpes simplex infection (HSV). This virus causes blisters and sores around the mouth and lips. HSV infections are not only annoying but also painful and may keep on recurring.
The sores may last anywhere from 3–10 days and are very infectious. Some people have recurrences either in the same location or at a nearby site.
Infections tend to be mild in nature and may be brought on by stress, sun, menstrual periods, trauma or physical stress.
This condition involves the tongue. Migratory glossitis (geographic tongue) affects the front two thirds of tongue. The tongue appears fissured.
There is no specific treatment