Have you developed a sore in your mouth that someone has told you looks like a canker sore? However, since you haven’t had much experience with this type of occurrence, you’re not really sure what to think? Fortunately, if it is a canker, you don’t need to worry. It will likely heal up on its own provided you keep your mouth clean and you don’t mess with it! As for identifying the type of issue going on with your oral cavity, consider some helpful hints.
Where Is It?
Is the sore on your lip? If so, it may be oral herpes or some other health concern but it is not a canker. Is it within your mouth on the lining or on the bottommost portion of your gum tissue? This points to the fact that what you might be looking at is a canker sore!
What’s It Look Like?
Now, consider what you’re looking at. To identify a canker sore, you will want to look for a sore that is little (generally up to the size of a pencil eraser). It’s going to look like an ulcer that has very little depth to it, often with redness around the border. The sore itself might have a yellow or white appearance.
Are You Still Unsure?
If you are pretty certain that what you are looking at is a canker sore but you really don’t feel comfortable saying yes or no either way, there’s no reason to stress or to neglect it. Do yourself the biggest favor in the world and call us! We will schedule time for a quick exam, so we can tell you what’s going on, explain the issue, and offer suggestions to help you return to a mouth free of sores.