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Ulcers in Mouth - Why are they important

Ulceration in Mouth should not be taken lightly as it can be an indication of a more serious issue.

Treatment of mouth ulcers is typically done through medicines
Ulceration in mouth should be taken seriously

Mouth ulcers typically start with mild symptoms. It starts with Pain in the mouth, difficulty in swallowing, and blisters in the tongue or other areas of the mouth. Gradually, these small ulcers progress with time but sometimes they can point to the start of severely critical health issues


Ulceration of the Mouth is also an early sign of very unpredictable diseases such as oral cancer. Benign oral ulcers can be curable but if it is malignant (or cancerous), early detection is key and biopsy is generally needed to confirm the root cause.


Common Symptoms for mouth ulceration

  • Burning mouth

  • Painful mouth

  • Pain during chewing

  • One or multiple swelling in the neck area

Ulcers are typically present at tongue, buccal mucosa (inside part of cheek), lips, below the tongue, gums.

Why do Mouth Ulcers happen


There are many causes for mouth ulcers. Some of the most common reasons are listed below.

  • Food allergy

  • Fungal infection

  • Emotional stress

  • Herpes simplex infection

  • Immunocompromise condition

  • Oral Cancer


Treatments of Mouth Ulcers:


Treatment of mouth ulcers is typically done with medicines. A biopsy is needed to confirm the presence of a suspected malignant ulcer (depending on the case). In many cases, people get well within 1-2 weeks of time.


Many people try to go for home remedies such as gargling, honey, etc. If there is no relief by home remedies then you must immediately consult with ENT specialize as soon as possible without ignoring symptoms.


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