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What is oral ulceration

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Ulceration: Anytime the overlying epithelium layer breaks down ulcerative lesion occurs.
Dr. Mark Rausch
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Eroded area in mouth: Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
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
Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Ulcers: Possibly! if you have issues with your intestine, eyes, genital or skin, you should seek help.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
No: That does not. However, I would recommend that you see your dentist for an evaluation.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
Possible: proper oral examination and a biopsy is needed for culture to prescribe the proper Ned's if it's an infection and also for tissue analysis to look foe... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Evaluation needed: There are,any causes of ulcerations and it will take N evolution by dentist, oral surgeon, or oral medicine specialist to determine the cause. A biop... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
This could be cancer: Do not waste time! that is what doctors are trained for.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hernan Quintero
Dentistry 16 years experience
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Goldberg
Dentistry 30 years experience
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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David May
Dentistry 30 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
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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