Signs and Symptoms

Mouth ulcers are small oval shaped wounds that start developing inside the mouth at the most unexpected time.
Following are the signs that indicate if the wound is indeed a mouth ulcer:

You have sores on lips, cheek, tongue, gums which appear like a red spot.

This gives a burning and tingling sensation.
When eating hot or spicy food or drink, this sensation is more intense.

You find talking difficult because of the pain inside your mouth

You find brushing your tooth is a painful experience

An aphthous ulcer is slightly more serious than a regular mouth ulcer.
It occurs on the softer mouth linings such as lips, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, and tonsil area.
You can develop more than one aphthous ulcer at the same time and these could also be continuous.