Causes and Treatments for Sores On Roof Of Mouth

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Cold Sores

The herpes simplex virus causes cold sores, and although they normally develop on the infected individual's lips, they can also appear on the hard palate. Initially, the sores may cause some pain and discomfort, but they'll eventually burst and crust over to form less painful lesions.

The sores normally heal in around ten days. As with any scab, it's best not to touch or pick them. If the sores refuse to go away on their own, a dentist may be able to help.

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