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Why do ulcers occur in the mouth?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Thomas Josa
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Don't know

Some may be autoimmune and I wish they were preventable.
Herpes ulcerations can occur upon initial exposure. Frequent recurrences or a lasting ulcer should be evaluated by your dentist.

In brief: Don't know

Some may be autoimmune and I wish they were preventable.
Herpes ulcerations can occur upon initial exposure. Frequent recurrences or a lasting ulcer should be evaluated by your dentist.
Dr. Thomas Josa
Dr. Thomas Josa
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Many reasons

You really should get this checked out by your primary care doctor, then consider further evaluation with an oral specialist who could perform a biopsy.
Oral ulcers range from very benign to being the initial manifestation of very serious systemic diseases. Be safe and get it checked out.

In brief: Many reasons

You really should get this checked out by your primary care doctor, then consider further evaluation with an oral specialist who could perform a biopsy.
Oral ulcers range from very benign to being the initial manifestation of very serious systemic diseases. Be safe and get it checked out.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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