What are the causes of mouth sores or canker sores?

Various causes... Food allergies, traumas due to injury borh physical, thermal or chemical. A very common disease is auto immune called lichen planus easily treated after a good diagnosis...Other diseases can cause these problems and should be ruled out... Chuck.

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes mouth sores or canker sores?

A virus. A canker sore is initiated by a virus most of us contact early in life. It usually a herpes simpklex event. Mouth sores can be anything, even a bruise from eating sometyhing. Read more...
Mouth sores. Could be traumatic, canker sores or lots of other things. Cause of canker sores is not completely understood, possibly auto-immune in nature with stress and irritation triggers. Cold sores are viral and more often occur on outside of lips. Sharp teeth or fillings can cause traumatic sores. See: http://www.Mouthhealthy.Org/en/az-topics/m/mouth-sores. Read more...
Acidic foods/drinks. The reaction of people to acidic foods is very variable. Some people are just more susceptible to reactions to acidic foods and drinks, like orange juice, pineapple juice, fruits, tomatoes, and others. Stress and anxiety also create problems sometimes. As far as i know, prevention is difficult except for keeping track of what you eat and when you get the sores. Read more...
Canker & cold sores. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. See your dentist if concerned. Read more...

Can someone tell me if mouth sores are considered herpes or canker sores?

Herpetic lesions. Most often mouth sores are herpetic in origin, meaning they are full of viruses. If you have these, consult your dds if they do not disappear within 4-7 days. Sometimes these sores can migrate around your mouth or tongue, and become very uncomfortable. Avoid acidic foods. Ask your dds for a prescription rinse that might make them less painful. Read more...
Canker vs cold sores. They can be either. At the end of this answer is a link to a great resource discussing the differences between the two. Most intraoral (inside the mouth) sores are canker sores (aphthous ulcers) while the blister type sores on the lips are herpetic cold sores. See:http://www.Uhs.Umich.Edu/coldcankersores. Read more...
Canker & cold sores. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. See your dentist if concerned. Read more...

The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips? And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

Autoimmune disease. They are more like canker sores. They occur on the soft movable parts. They can occur inside the lips, but rarely on the outside. Outside sore sores are usually cold sores caused by a virus. Read more...
Mouth sores. Painful mouth sores, that look similar to canker sores, are the most common sign of Behcet's disease. The management is to control temporary flares in pain and inflammation. The good news is you may not need to take medication between flares. Good luck. Read more...

I keep getting mouth sores. They start out swollen + painful but swelling goes down in a few hours, and sore disappears within 2-3 days. Like canker sores but too brief to be those. .. What are these?

Best 2 see a Dr. Or dentist or oral surgeon when you have the lesions so they can be seen by the provider. If not possible get a clear (not fuzzy, out of focus) picture to show. Some times mouth sores can be from viral infections, sometimes extra b complex vitamins help. Read more...
Sores in mouth. If recurrent lesion is herpes labialis your immune system is good so it last less time. Read more...
Canker sores. These are compatible with canker sores although I do agree that the 2-day duration is shorter than average. Read more...
Mouth sores. Any recurring lesion should be examined clinically. They could a result of a viral infection, an allergy, or some other type of infection. Have them examined by your dentist. Read more...

I am experiencing grinding teeth, mouth sores and canker sores. The following also desdescribes me: Mouth Pain. I tend to bite the inside of my mouth?

Dental evaluatin. See a dentist and get everything checked, including your bite. Everything going on in your mouth is related and a good exam with help you. Canker sore have several causes associated with them including stress, trauma, sensitivity to SLS, vitamin deficiency . Read more...
Question? And what is your question. You list numerous symptoms, many unrelated. You need to bite the bullet and actually go see a Dentist who can physically and digitally examine you, evaluate your occlusion, take the necessary x-rays, review your medical & dental histories, and properly diagnose your problems and arrive at the appropriate treatment. Read more...

I always get canker sores\mouth ulcers. What is the cause of this?

A virus. A good economical fix is to go to your local pharmacy an buy a product called zilactin. Dry the ulcer with cotton tip applicator the apply a small pea sized drop of the gel. Wait until the gel becomes opaque. Plain zilactin stings. Zilactin recognized this and added Benzocaine to their product. The mixture is called zilactin b. You might have a vitamin deficiency. Check with your primary care. Read more...

I believe what I have under my top lip are 3 Canker sores or mouth ulcers how do I know for sure? What causes them? How do I make them go away?

Exam. You really can't know for sure but a doctor or dentist can usually tell by looking at it. This should resolve in a few days but may last a little longer. It's probably best just to wait for it to resolve on it's own. I know it's miserable but there isn't any treatment to make it resolve sooner. Read more...