White Spots On Tongue Causes, Treatments and More

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Canker Sore

Otherwise known as aphthous ulcers, this sometimes painful lesion can form inside the mouth on or under the tongue and inside the cheek or lips. Individuals may experience a burning or tingling sensation a day or two before the sores appear.

Generally, canker sores are round or oval in appearance with a white or yellow center and red border.2Health Topics A-Z. ‘PeaceHealth,’ www.peacehealth.org/medical-topics/id/zd1065 Minor canker sores are usually small and heal within a week or two. Larger, major ones could take longer and may need medical attention.

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