Mouth Ulcers

Recurring Ulcers in mouth is a common problem for many. Small or large, one or several at a time, short lasting or those lasting for a few days, painful or nor painful, could be some of the features of this condition. Medically, this condition is also called Aphthous stomatitis.

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Causes of Oral ulcers

The most common causes of recurring ulcers in mouth can be summarized as under:

  • Deficiency: Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron deficiency. This is a most common cause of ulcers in mouth especially found among vegetarians. Also, iron deficiency in women due to healthy menses, could be a common cause. The treatment has to be targeted by proper supplements.
  • Stress: Next common cause is acute or prolongs stress. Observed usually in those young people who live stressful life do to stringent deadlines are work, irregular sleep pattern.
  • Smoking, use of tobacco, drugs, etc.
  • Mechanical cause: Pressure to do rough or decayed tooth, bad dentures, etc.
  • Bad oral hygiene
  • Medicines: Some of the conventional medicines are known to produce mouth ulcers. They include pain-killers (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines), antibiotics, anti-cancer (chemotherapy), radiation, immunosuppressive medicines such as methotrexate, cyclosporine, Alendronic acid (used for osteoporosis) and some more.
  • Infections: Some bacterial, viral and fungal infections
  • Some oral diseases like Oral Lichen Planus

Treatment for Mouth Ulcer

As a rule, the treatment has to be targeted at the cause of the ulcers.