Gum Sores, Lump Or Bulge, Pain Or Discomfort And White Patches Inside Mouth

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth that can cause soreness and white patches. Other mouth infections caused by bacteria or viruses can cause similar symptoms. If an abscess develops, there can be a lump or swelling.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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