Types Of Mouth Sores

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Definition
Different types of sores can appear anywhere in the mouth, including the inner cheeks, gums, tongue, lips, or palate.
Alternative Names

Aphthous stomatitis


Considerations


Common Causes

Most mouth sores are cold sores (also called fever blisters), canker sores, or other irritation caused by:

  • A sharp or broken tooth or poorly fitting dentures
  • Biting your cheek, tongue, or lip
  • Burning your mouth from hot food or drinks
  • Braces
  • Chewing tobacco

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