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Why does a mouth ulcer hurt so bad?
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Exposed nerves
An ulcer in the mouth is painful due to the exposure of nerves in the ulcerated tissue.

In brief: Exposed nerves
An ulcer in the mouth is painful due to the exposure of nerves in the ulcerated tissue.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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In brief: Nerve endings
The mouth has a highly dense area of sensory nerve receptors for pain in the tissue and when you have an ulcer they are exposed and can be stimulated easily.

In brief: Nerve endings
The mouth has a highly dense area of sensory nerve receptors for pain in the tissue and when you have an ulcer they are exposed and can be stimulated easily.
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