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Mouth Ulcers - A Brief Overview

About


Mouth ulcers are small and shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in the mouth or at the base of the gums.

Mouth ulcers usually clear up within a week. It is very common in children between 1 to 5 years.

- They are not contagious
- Easily treatable
- Medical diagnosis may be required
- Acute condition: resolves within two weeks

Mouth ulcers are caused due to several factors such as – smoking, biting tongue, braces or ill-fitted dentures, deficient filling, stress/anxiety, hormonal changes, medications, vitamin deficiencies or genetic factors. More common in teens and young adults.


Symptoms


- Round or oval shaped with white/yellow center along with a red border
- Painful and recurring ulcers
- Appear anywhere in the mouth
- Difficulty in eating or drinking
- High fever along with ulcers


Treatment


Self- Care:


- Follow good oral hygiene habits
- Avoid food items that trigger any symptoms
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Choose healthy foods

Medication:
The several treatment options for mouth ulcers include:
- Prescribed mouth rinses
- Prescribed topical products
- Oral medications
- Nutritional supplements


Specialists:
To cure mouth ulcers, consult a dentist or an ENT. We, at mfine provide accurate diagnosis and a smooth treatment to our clients with a team of qualified doctors.

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