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Causes of mouth ulcers
Ulcers in the mouth are a common symptom of infection, inflammation, trauma, malignancy, and other underlying diseases and conditions. Mouth ulcers result from pathogens, such as fungi, viruses and bacteria, which inflame the lining of the mouth. This causes swelling, redness, and ulcer formation. The presense of these ulcers can range from being of little or no consequence, to the patient enduring a lot of discomfort.
Most minor, single mouth ulcers are caused by damage to the mouth, which can take place by accidentally biting the inside of your cheek while you are eating or perhaps from a sharp tooth, filling or from food.
These types of ulcers usually heal within a week or two and are not a sign of any serious problem.
What are the causes of recurrent mouth ulcers?
The cause of mouth ulcers that keep coming back is uncertain. Some of the factors that may trigger recurrent mouth ulcers are listed below:
In some cases, recurrent mouth ulcers may be a sign of an underlying medical condition, some of which are listed below:
Usually, the vast majority of mouth ulcers clear up by themselves within a week or two. However, if your ulcer/s last any longer than three weeks please do make an appointment to see either Dr Jacobs or Dr Roy at Dental fx who will carefully examine you, ask questions and assess whether there is a need for further investigation. If you are at all unsure, please call us, we are here to help.