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What leads to mouth ulcers?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tobacco & alcohol

Tobacco and alcohol cause mouth cancers that cause serious ulcers.
Nutritional deficiencies, viral infections, trauma, poor oral hygiene and autoimmune disease are some of the other causes.

In brief: Tobacco & alcohol

Tobacco and alcohol cause mouth cancers that cause serious ulcers.
Nutritional deficiencies, viral infections, trauma, poor oral hygiene and autoimmune disease are some of the other causes.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. James Hargan
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many things

Mouth ulcers can be caused by a host of things.
Most are benign but i would strongly recommend seeing a dentist if the ulcer is not painful or if it won't heal. They can also be associated with other systemic issues.

In brief: Many things

Mouth ulcers can be caused by a host of things.
Most are benign but i would strongly recommend seeing a dentist if the ulcer is not painful or if it won't heal. They can also be associated with other systemic issues.
Dr. James Hargan
Dr. James Hargan
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: No proven cause but

Factors including: minor injury fr dental work, hard brushing, sport injury/accidental bite, toothpaste/mouth rinse w sodium lauryl sulfate, food sensitivity to acidic foods – strawberries/citrus/pineapples and trigger foods –chocolate/coffee, lack of essential vits like B-12, zinc, folate, (folic acid) and iron, allergy to mouth bacteria, hormones during menstruation, stress, bacterial/viral/fungal infections

In brief: No proven cause but

Factors including: minor injury fr dental work, hard brushing, sport injury/accidental bite, toothpaste/mouth rinse w sodium lauryl sulfate, food sensitivity to acidic foods – strawberries/citrus/pineapples and trigger foods –chocolate/coffee, lack of essential vits like B-12, zinc, folate, (folic acid) and iron, allergy to mouth bacteria, hormones during menstruation, stress, bacterial/viral/fungal infections
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: Virus

Mouth ulcers are usually caused by a virus related to chicken pox that lies dormant at the end of a nerve .
At times of stress or if they become stimulated(iterated ) the virus becomes active travels down the root and manifest itself. These usually accure inside the mouth were it is wet . They last 10-14 days. There is medicine that you can place to coat them.

In brief: Virus

Mouth ulcers are usually caused by a virus related to chicken pox that lies dormant at the end of a nerve .
At times of stress or if they become stimulated(iterated ) the virus becomes active travels down the root and manifest itself. These usually accure inside the mouth were it is wet . They last 10-14 days. There is medicine that you can place to coat them.
Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dr. Richard Charmoy
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