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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Dental and Oral Health Center
Sores on the tongue
I get sores on my tongue that look like canker sores. They appear on the tip of my tongue and sometimes on the top or sides. I also get sores on my lip or on the inside of my mouth. What are they from and what can I do at home to help ease the pain?
As long as they heal by themselves, you could try an anesthetic (numbing) sore throat spray (spray & then spit) or small amounts of toothache drops as directed on the bottle. Both items are available over the counter without a prescription. You might also check your diet. If the sores do not heal, see your local dentist.
David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University