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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

White sores in mouth

05/22/2008

Question:

i have a 1year old with white sore on her gums and inside her mouth what can that be please they look like little white pimples

Answer:

This could be one of several conditions, including yeast infection (candidiasis; "thrush") or viral infection (such as oral herpes or enterovirus). She would have to be evaluated, ideally by either a pediatrician or an oral pathologist, in order to determine exactly what is going on.

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Response by:

Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University