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Small red purple spot in an enlarged papilla left cheek & a canker sore inside red cheek. I have allergies but overall feel fine. No trauma, feel ok?

Small red purple spot in an enlarged papilla left cheek & a canker sore inside red cheek. I have allergies but overall feel fine. No trauma, feel ok?

Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon for evaluation/advice. Sometimes a significant problem has just started and can be treated effectively. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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I have small bump inside my cheek where canker sore used to be?

I have small bump inside my cheek where canker sore used to be?

Sure it was canker?: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers, frequently recurring ones. Or question about residual pathology please have the lesions checked out. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on the inside of my cheek is it normal to feel numbness on the inside on my cheek?

I have a canker sore on the inside of my cheek is it normal to feel numbness on the inside on my cheek?

Canker Sores: You may be irritating the sore on the inside of your cheek if it is inflamed and you are chronically biting it. Often times, this may elicit feelings of tingling. Canker sores are generally viral in origin and the one describe may be infected. To be sure, i recommend that you visit your dds or an oral surgeon for an evaluation and/or a biopsy, it they deem it necessary. ...Read more

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The area between my molars and cheek tissue is rough, tastes weird, and it hurts like a canker soar. The area is bigger than a canker sore though. ?

The area between my molars and cheek tissue is rough, tastes weird, and it hurts like a canker soar. The area is bigger than a canker sore though. ?

Cheek Tissue: P;ease see your dentist. This could be an abscess or a large canker sore. Your dentist will be able to determine which it is and solve the problem. Let us know how it turns out. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause canker sores? I have an area that hurts between my molars and my cheek. But it seems too big to be a canker sore. Idk. Please help.

Can alcohol cause canker sores? I have an area that hurts between my molars and my cheek. But it seems too big to be a canker sore. Idk. Please help.

Possibly!: Alcohol is an irritant to mucosal tissue. Depends on your particular sensitivity and on the Proof of the drink and how many exposures to it you've had. What can cause a lesion for you may not for someone else. Be careful...there are other lesions that can mimic canker sores too. ...Read more

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Felt a tiny bump (about size of dot from fine-tip marker) on inside of cheek, thought it was canker sore but I looked & it's dark red. What could be?

Felt a tiny bump (about size of dot from fine-tip marker) on inside of cheek, thought it was canker sore but I looked & it's dark red. What could be?

Many things: Red areas like that are often somthing as simple as minor trauma, such as biting your cheek. A simple rule of thumb fir mouth lesions is anything that lasts more than two weeks needs evaluation by your dentist. The great majority of even the persistent lesions are benign but warrant a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is if normal for my canker sore to hurt badly, it's located on my lower gumline by my gums. I can't push on my cheek. Help?

Is if normal for my canker sore to hurt badly, it's located on my lower gumline by my gums. I can't push on my cheek. Help?

Canker sores: are not pleasant and can be very painful. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) and recurrent aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Your dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse corticosteroid ointment to control the pain and irritation. ...Read more

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I bit my cheek while I was eating then it became canker sore then when it was healing it had clear bubble with fluid in it.

I bit my cheek while I was eating then it became canker sore then when it was healing it had clear bubble with fluid in it.

Mucocele: are painless thin little cysts; fluid filled sacs which have clear fluid due to the trauma. It will just rupture on their own, spontaneously, and then not come back. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on upper gum near cheek, and now have a pain at my jawline/neck on the same side. what can i do to treat the pain?

I have a canker sore on upper gum near cheek, and now have a pain at my jawline/neck on the same side. what can i do to treat the pain?

Pain: I am wondering if the pain you are experiencing is because of the pain of the canker sore. If you are not already, try one of the numbing pastes or liquid medicines that you apply directly to the sore several times a day. You can also take ibuprofen (label directions). ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more