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what is oral ulceration

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ulceration: Anytime the overlying epithelium layer breaks down ulcerative lesion occurs.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Oral ulceration: The most common form of occasional ulceration in the mouth is a canker sore (aphthous ulcer). There is no really good treatment for these (although lo ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No: That does not. However, I would recommend that you see your dentist for an evaluation.
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
This could be cancer: Do not waste time! that is what doctors are trained for.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hernan Quintero
15 years experience Dentistry
NO: There are many types of ulcers that can be seen in the oral mucosa. They can be a product of stress, trauma, or a immunodeficiency among others. But ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Diagnosis needed: May or may not be related. See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis so you know what you have and whether or not it needs treatment.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Goldberg
29 years experience Dentistry
Aphthous ulcers: Mouth ulcers are precipitated by a few different causes. They can arise from stress, trauma or of a viral nature. As long as they resolve in 7-10 d ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David May
Dr. David May answered
29 years experience Dentistry
Acyclovir: If you can start the anti viral, acyclovir, before exams or other stressful situations, you can decrease the number and severity of these ulcers. Als ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Several choices: There are a number of over the counter medications and/or oral rinses that contain Benzocaine or similar topical local anesthetic that you can apply o ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Gowth rate/healing: Mouth ulcers tend to be painful and heal within 1-2 weeks. When oral cancer is present as an ulceration it grows at a steady rate, isn't tender, and n ... Read More
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