Those whitish, sometimes grayish or even yellowish with red border called sore gums or canker sores. These painful irritating sores can develop anywhere inside the mouth. Researches have not found the exact reason or the main reason why people get sore gums, but certain factors considered that it might be a bacteria or virus manifestation.
There are different types of sore gums. Minor sore is the common one wherein it measures approximately 3 to 10 millimeters, and it usually heals on its own for about 10 to 14 days without causing a scar.
Next in line is major sore, which is deeper and bigger compared to minor, has a diameter greater than 10 mm and has an irregular border. It usually heals up to 4 weeks, even months and it usually leaves a mark or a scar once healed.
Lastly is herpetiform sores, these sores are usually small around 2mm to 3 mm but plenty in the same spot. It is possible that there is a 100 sore in one spot.
Though they are plenty once they healed, they will not leave a scar. Symptoms like having hard time swallowing, eating, talking, or having a burning tickling sensation and there are some rare cases wherein fever, swollen lymph nodes, and sluggishness might appear. Some of the home remedies you can count on when it come to gum sores: