Mouth sores are also called apthous ulcers, canker sores, mouth blisters, mouth lesions, mouth ulcers, or oral ulcers. Up to 40% of people get mouth sores some time during their life. They usually go away on their own in a few weeks. Mouth sores that don't go away after two weeks or that keep recurring need to be examined by a doctor or dentist. (Also see Scleroderma Dental Involvement, What is Scleroderma?, Types of Scleroderma, and Systemic Sclerosis)
Mouth sores. Various types of sores can appear anywhere within the mouth, including the inner cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, or palate. Most mouth sores are cold sores (Also called fever blisters), canker sores, or other irritation. Medline Plus.
Mouth ulcers. Mouth ulcers are sores or open lesions in the mouth. Mouth ulcers are caused by many disorders. These include canker sores, gingivostomatitis, herpes simplex, laukoplakia, oral cancer, oral lichen planus, and oral thrush. Medline Plus.
Canker sore. Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth and at the base of your gums. Unlike cold sores, canker sores don't occur on the surface of your lips and aren't contagious. Mayo Clinic.
Chronic ulcerative stomatitis. Chronic ulcerative stomatitis was first identified in 1990 as a rare autoimmune condition that presents as painful ulcers in the mouth, often coming and going for many years. DermNetNZ.
What Causes and Heals Mouth Sores in Arthritis Patients? They are not uncommon in patients with arthritis due to medications. For example, medications which often cause mouth sores to develop include NSAIDs and methotrexate. VeryWell.
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