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sores (aphthous stomatitis) are painful white ulcers in the mouth. They appear
most often on the tongue, inside the cheeks, and inside the lips. Unlike cold
sores, canker sores are not contagious, but in some people they keep coming
back. Canker sores cause pain that may make it difficult to speak or
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerArden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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