They can be painful, annoying, and interfere with eating, drinking, brushing, and even talking. They are also very common.
But although these symptoms are unpleasant, Mouth ulcers are temporary, and can last up to a week or two after your infection has gone.
However, if you get mouth ulcers that last longer than three weeks, it is better you seek medical attention as it may be a sign of other underlying problems.
Mild mouth ulcers heal within 1 to 2 weeks. Painful ulcers can take up to 6 weeks to heal. If you are prone to recurring mouth ulcers, it is best you visit us for earlt treatment.
Yes, mouth ulcers that do not heal naturally and last for several weeks, can lead to oral cancer. Mouth ulcers can occur anywhere in the mouth but the ones that develop under the tongue are particularly alarming.
Healthy eating and oral hygiene can help your mouth stay ulcer-free. This is especially true if you have an ulcer because of a deficiency.