Soft tissue lesions

What are soft tissue lesions?

Mouth ulcers or soft tissue lesions of the oral cavity come in all shapes and sizes. It is important to distinguish between findings that are normal, such as occasional mouth ulcers in children, and more serious findings that could indicate gum disease, mouth sores, or infection. Some lesions can even be indicative of potentially fatal systemic conditions such as cancer. As such, early evaluation of soft tissue lesions is critical.

Common oral lesions

There are different types of oral lesions, including the below list. A dentist can help you to identify and treat these well known issues.

  • Lesions affecting the gingiva.
  • Recurrent oral lesions.
  • Mouth ulcers.
  • Ulcerative lesions.
  • Soft tissue cysts.
  • Development anomaly.


Your approach to suspicious lumps and bumps is important, and could save your life. Regular check-ups, and a good sense of your oral health, in tandem with a comprehensive oral hygiene routine can reduce the risk of serious oral disease. Ensure you stay on top of your oral health by checking in regularly and noting any changes, pain or bumps, and discuss these with a dentist as soon as possible.


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