Sensitive gums, white stains on the teeth and dental pain should be watched very closely. Here are 10 dangerous symptoms not to be ignored.
Among the symptoms never to be ignored are mouth ulcers and other oral lesions that refuse to heal.
Causes of mouth ulcers: According to Dr. Swan, nobody knows exactly what causes these small painful lesions on the tongue or inside the cheeks. “They are assumed to be caused by food-related shocks or irritations,” he says.
Canker sore remedies: “The good news is that although they are annoying and painful, canker sores heal on their own in 10 to 14 days,” notes Dr. Swan. That said, you also don’t need to suffer while waiting for the healing. “You can try to coat them with over-the-counter protective ointments and gels,” he advises. “But during those 10 to 14 days, avoid irritants such as spicy food, it will be less unpleasant.”