Posted on Feb 11, 2015 1:25pm CST
Canker sores are an extremely common condition. Many people find it difficult to distinguish between canker sores and cold sores. If you suffer from persistent sores in your mouth, consult your dentist in Belmont to find out how to treat the condition. Meanwhile, watch this video to find out more about canker sores and how to identify them. The presenter explains that canker sores (also known as aphthous ulcers) are small sores always found inside the mouth: on the tongue, inside the lips, cheeks, or throat, and other soft tissues. They comprise a small swollen bump that is grey or white in color and bordered by a reddened, inflamed area. The causes of canker sores are unknown. The video explains that canker sores will usually heal on their own without treatment, over the course of a couple of weeks.