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Why do ulcers occur in the mouth?

Why do ulcers occur in the mouth?

Many reasons: Inflammation of the oral cavity can lead to ulcers. One of the most common irritants is acid. Coffee, tea, citrus can lead to an acidic state in the mouth which can lead to breakdown of tissue and ulceration. Even some toothpastes can cause irritation. There are also some systemic diseases which have oral ulcers as part of the symptom complex. Sometimes a biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How are ulcers in the mouth cured?

TIME: An apthous ulcer{canker sore}is a virus that lasts about 10 days.No cure but otc. Gels - bakeing soda or hydrogen peroxide rinses help.Less stress is also helpful. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure ulcer in mouth?

What can be done to cure ulcer in mouth?

Type of ulcer: Really depends on the type of ulcer. Traumatic, vital or bacterial. The most common is an aphthous ulcer. It usually disappears in 7-10 days and can be painful depending on the location. Topical numbing agents or a laser treatment by your dentist can help treat the pain or shorten their duration. ...Read more

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What are some causes of frequent ulcers? Mouth

What are some causes of frequent ulcers? Mouth

Apthous ulcers: Apthous ulcers (or canker sores) are commonly triggered by high acid foods and mouth irritantants, but sometimes they seem to happen for no reason at all. Their cause is not well understood. Cortisone pastes and creams designed to cling to the inside of the mouth can help them heal faster. These ulcers are thought to be a type of abnormal immune reaction. If they occur frequently, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of ulcers in the mouth?

What could be the cause of ulcers in the mouth?

Various: There are various possibilities but the most common would be a virus. It would be a virus that activates under times of stress or with various food triggers such as nuts and oatmeal (most commonly). Talking with your doctor or dentist would be a good idea. There are other possible causes that could be more serious especially if you're a smoker. ...Read more

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Hello! i've got ulcers in the mouth.. Please help?

Hello! i've got ulcers in the mouth.. Please help?

Further follow up: You need to have this evaluated by a dentist or oral surgeon to see where the lesions are in the mouth. Depending on what is seen along with a history, a definative diagnosis can be obtained. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a mouth injury with no ulcers?

Is it possible to have a mouth injury with no ulcers?

Yes: You can have a hematoma in the form of a swelling without any break in the mucous mrmbrane. ...Read more

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Hello dr, please suggest medication for ulcer in mouth?

Oral ulcers: Mucosal ulcerations in the mouth could be from vitamin deficiency, autoimmune problems or recurrent irritation form dental fixtures. Take b complex vitamin and eat healthy, if happens repeatedly have yourself examined to make sure it is not an expression of systemic diseases. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of a terrible ulcer on inside of mouth?

How can I best take care of a terrible ulcer on inside of mouth?

Depends upon type: There are many different types of ulcers that can occur in the mouth and the treatment is dependent upon the specific type you have, along with the cause. See your dentist for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more