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Causes and Management of Oral Ulcers

Posted on 5/22/2023 by Fern Creek Dentistry
Causes and Management of Oral UlcersYou know how painful a sore on the inside of your mouth can be if you've ever had one. These sores are known as oral ulcers, and they can be caused by a variety of factors. Oral ulcers can also be treated in a variety of methods. Continue reading to find out more!

What Are Oral Ulcers and Its Causes?

Oral ulcers are minor sores that develop in the mouth. They might appear on the tongue, the gums, or the inside of the cheeks. Oral ulcers are typically unpleasant and can make eating and speaking difficult. There are various varieties of oral ulcers, each with its own set of reasons. Aphthous ulcers are the most prevalent type of mouth ulcer. Aphthous ulcers are small, circular lesions that most commonly appear inside the cheeks or on the tongue. Stress, trauma, or specific drugs are frequently responsible for these ulcers. A canker sore is another type of mouth ulcer. Canker sores are larger than aphthous ulcers and usually appear on the gums or inside the lips. These ulcers can be painful and may last for several weeks. Bacteria or viruses often cause canker sores.

What Are Treatment Options for Oral Ulcers?

Although ulcers normally heal on their own in a few weeks, there are a few therapies that can assist to speed up the healing process. Topical medicines, mouthwashes, and avoiding foods that can irritate the ulcer are common therapies for oral ulcers. Antibiotics may be administered in some instances. For severe or persistent ulcers, a doctor may offer corticosteroid injections or surgery to remove the ulcer. Most mouth ulcers heal within a few weeks if treated properly. Recurrent ulcers, on the other hand, may indicate an underlying disorder such as Crohn's disease or Behcet's disease.

You must consult a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment if you have frequent or severe mouth ulcers. To learn more, speak with one of our dentists, who will be able to walk you through the process.

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