More on Mouth Blisters
Blisters in the mouth can occur in several places, and could be many things. Blisters can occur not only on the gums, but on the inside of cheeks, the tongue, and on your lips. These sores are most commonly caused by one of three things, viral infections, trauma to the mouth, and changes in immunity.
Viral infections such as the flu can lead to canker sores (aphthous stomatitis). Canker sores typically appear on inside of the mouth. Canker sores are not contagious. Doctors treat these with prescription drugs, numbing creams, or – if persistent – dental lasers.
Trauma to the mouth can cause blisters as well. The most common kind of traumatic blister would be from a burn. Eating or drinking something that is too hot it could potentially cause irritation on your gums, tongue, or inner cheeks, leading to blisters. These types of blisters are not contagious and will tend to heal heal on their own in time.
Changes in your immune system, or vitamin deficiencies, could also cause these pesky sores to pop up. The most common sores associated with immune system changes in these are cold sores and canker sores. Cold sores and canker sores are very similar, the only real difference beingis where these sores appear. Canker sores occur on the inside of the mouth, and cold sores typically appear on the outside of the mouth. These will clear up on their own within a week or two but there are potential treatment options to aid in the discomfort that comes with them. Someone could gargle with salt water, apply a baking soda and water paste, use Orajel, prescription medications or creams, and avoid use of alcohol and tobacco.
As most of these sores do not need to be diagnosed if you are in doubt you may want to consult a doctor or an Expert. Possible causes for concern to seek medical attention could be a persistent blister or sore, or one that is leaking blood or pus.