A 21-year-old male asked:
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what is this large white sore on my tongue started small now grow in larger not bumpy?

4 doctor answers
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Need more info.: Is it painful ? Do you have any dental appliance? E.G. Bridge or partial denture ? The cause might be from trauma like sharp edges of dental appliances or infectious like aphthous ulcer. See a dentist for an examination.
Answered on Feb 19, 2014
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Aphthous stomatitis : Or canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 7-10 days or less. The condition is idiopathic recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Rec.: if not comfortable see a dentist for soft tissue laser treatment.
Answered on Apr 24, 2014
Dr. Sherly Alex
17 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores: Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers or mouth blisters, usually heal on its own in about a week or two. You can try warm salt rinses. If the sores continue to persist, or are large or painful, visit your dentist. Depending on the nature and severity of the sore, your doctor may prescribe antimicrobial mouth rinses, corticosteroid ointments, or a prescription to reduce the pain and irritation.
Answered on Apr 24, 2014
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Needs to be seen: The bottom line is that if it remains more than two weeks or you are uncomfortable enough to want relief, you will have to see a dentist for a one on one clinical evaluation. It could be many things, most of which will go away on their own within that time frame. The ones that don't require a definitive diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Answered on May 1, 2014

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