What causes black spots in the mouth?

Table of contents:

  1. What causes black spots in the mouth?
  2. What is black spot on inside of cheek?
  3. How can you tell you have mouth cancer?
  4. How do you heal the inside of your cheeks?
  5. How long does it take for the inside of your cheek to heal?
  6. What does an infection look like in your mouth?

What causes black spots in the mouth?

A variety of harmless conditions can cause discoloration in your mouth, such as moles, hyperpigmentation, and leakage from your dental fillings. In extremely rare cases, a black spot may be a sign of a type of cancer called oral melanoma.

What is black spot on inside of cheek?

In extremely rare cases the cause of a black spot on the inside of the cheek can be oral cancer, specifically oral melanoma. Oral melanoma can appear white and unpigmented, dark brown, or a blue black color. In the later stages, it may also be accompanied by additional symptoms such as pain, ulcers, and bleeding.

How can you tell you have mouth cancer?

Signs and symptoms of mouth cancer may include:

  • A lip or mouth sore that doesn't heal.
  • A white or reddish patch on the inside of your mouth.
  • Loose teeth.
  • A growth or lump inside your mouth.
  • Mouth pain.
  • Ear pain.
  • Difficult or painful swallowing.

How do you heal the inside of your cheeks?

If the cut is inside your mouth:

  1. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water right after meals. Saltwater rinses may help healing. ...
  2. Eat soft foods that are easy to swallow.
  3. Avoid foods that might sting. ...
  4. Try using a topical medicine, such as Orabase, to reduce mouth pain.

How long does it take for the inside of your cheek to heal?

If you accidentally bite your tongue or the inside of your cheek, you may end up with a canker sore. Other possible causes are infection, certain foods, and stress. Canker sores are not contagious. The pain from your canker sore should decrease in 7 to 10 days, and it should heal completely in 1 to 3 weeks.

What does an infection look like in your mouth?

Swelling. Any swelling in the gums is a red flag for infection. If it is a small pimple-like swelling on the gums, you likely have an abscess from a tooth. Swelling around multiple teeth where the gums meet the teeth is a sign of inflammatory gum disease.