- Cold sores – painful sores on the lips and around the mouth, caused by a virus.
- Canker sores – painful sores in the mouth, caused by bacteria or viruses.
- Thrush – a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth.
- Leukoplakia – white patches of excess cell growth on the cheeks, gums or tongue, common in smokers.
What are the symptoms of a mouth infection?
Signs of an infection in the mouth include:
- Bad breath.
- Bitter taste in the mouth.
- Sensitivity of the teeth to hot or cold.
- Swelling of the gum.
- Swollen glands of the neck.
- Swelling in the jaw.
What could cause inflammation of the mouth?
The most common causes are: trauma from ill-fitting dentures or braces, biting the inside of the cheek, tongue, or lip, and surgery. chemotherapy treatment for cancer. viral infection, such as herpes.
What does cancer in the mouth look like when it starts?
In the early stages, mouth cancer rarely causes any pain. Abnormal cell growth usually appears as flat patches. A canker sore looks like an ulcer, usually with a depression in the center. The middle of the canker sore may appear white, gray, or yellow, and the edges are red.
What is wrong with the inside of my mouth?
No one knows what causes these small, painful blisters inside your mouth. Triggers include hypersensitivity, infection, hormones, stress, and not getting enough of some vitamins. Also called aphthous ulcers, canker sores can show up on the tongue, cheek, even your gums. They usually last a week or two.