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I have a 2cm red/white mouth sore under the top lip and can be painful more after eating, do I need a dentist or doctor. Had it for 2 months please

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mouth sore

You should definitely start off by seeing a dentist.
Since you gave us very little to work with, it's hard to determine the cause. It could be an infection from a tooth or gums, denture sore if you wear any removable appliance, a symptom related to a medical issue, or any number of different types of lesions. If your GD can't determine the cause\treat you, he\she may refer you to Oral Surgeon\MD

In brief: Mouth sore

You should definitely start off by seeing a dentist.
Since you gave us very little to work with, it's hard to determine the cause. It could be an infection from a tooth or gums, denture sore if you wear any removable appliance, a symptom related to a medical issue, or any number of different types of lesions. If your GD can't determine the cause\treat you, he\she may refer you to Oral Surgeon\MD
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: The rule of thumb

If you have an ulcer that's increasing in size and/or it's been there for more than two weeks, see your doctor or dentist for evaluation.

In brief: The rule of thumb

If you have an ulcer that's increasing in size and/or it's been there for more than two weeks, see your doctor or dentist for evaluation.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Oral surgeon

If you see your dentist, he/she will refer you to an oral surgeon.
If you see your MD, he/she will refer you to an ENT doc. I would recommend seeing an oral surgeon first. Oral surgeons see far more of these things than any other doc. Expect a biopsy to diagnose lesion.

In brief: Oral surgeon

If you see your dentist, he/she will refer you to an oral surgeon.
If you see your MD, he/she will refer you to an ENT doc. I would recommend seeing an oral surgeon first. Oral surgeons see far more of these things than any other doc. Expect a biopsy to diagnose lesion.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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