BDS, Non-Resident J.R. in Dept. of Orthodontics, Certified oral implantologist, Advanced Aesthetics, Digital Smile Designer
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Ulcers occurred due to sharp edged tooth or some overhanging margin of a filling or crown.
Mouth ulcer has so many causes.
The most common associated cause is vit b12 deficiency, local trauma or apthous stomatitis.
Local trauma includes rubbing on sharp edges, fillings, false teeth, dentures, orthodontic treatment
eating rough foods like potato chips can cause ulcers
thermal burns can happen after eating very hot foods or beverages in the mouth.
Holding an strong concentrated medicine next to mucosa can cause ulcer
a person undergoing radiotherapy develops ulcer recurrent apthous stomatitis is also associated with ulcers. Underlying cause is hematinic deficiency (folate, vitaminb, iron), stopping smoking, stress, mensturation, trauma, food allergies or hpersenstivity to sodiul lauryl sulphate found in toothpaste.
Many infections are also associated with ulcers like chicken pox, herpetic stomatitis, anug, syphilis, tb
many drugs can cause ulcers like alendronate (a bisphosphonate drug for osteoporosis, cytotoxic drugs, nsaids (pain killers), nicorandil for angina and propylthiouracil for hyperthyroidism. I have tried to elaborate as many causes as possible.
The purpose is that" ulcer is not a disease but a symptom of may other disease, please try to find your problem,
then the treatment can be started after that.
We need to find the right cause before we can start over the treatment. For pain relief, you can apply a topical oral ulcer gel containing choline salicylate and lignocaine hcl. Aslo start warm saline rinses
if the problem persist, you need to consult a dentist for more specific diagnosis and treatment would be tailored accordingly.
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