Unknown Mouth Sores

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    jetsetjosh

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    Had these painful sores come up in my mouth a couple weeks ago. Were painful to the point that I couldn’t eat, so I went to take a look. Read that canker sores don’t occur on the hard palate and they didn’t even look like canker sores anyway. What were these things?
     

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    GeorgeNelson1989

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    I'm not a dentist but I'm pretty sure canker sores can occur anywhere in the mouth.
     
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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    It looks like gingivostomatitis. It can be treated with oral acyclovir prescribed by your dentist. Canker sores (apthous ulcers) usually occur in non-keratinized (movable) oral tissue unlike in that area which is attached keratinized tissue.
     
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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    That's almost certainly herpes. Quite typically appear on inner palatal surface of upper molars. Google "palatal herpes" for images.
     
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