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Other Oral Conditions2019-07-11T10:00:51+00:00

MOUTH ULCERS

Mouth ulcers also known as canker sores are small, benign sores in the mouth that are painful and usually last for several days.17

CAUSES

Often there is no definitive cause of ulcers however there are various factors that may trigger the development of an ulcer9. Some of these triggers include:17

  • injury to the area such as brushing your teeth too hard, sports or dental injury
  • viral, bacterial or fungal infections
  • Side effect of chemotherapy treatment
  • vitamin deficiency such as B12, zinc, folate and iron
  • Dental braces
  • Hormonal changes during menstruation
  • Stress or lack of sleep

Mouth ulcers can also be a symptom of other conditions such as diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease, HIV, AIDS and celiac disease.17

TREATMENT

Some ulcers heal naturally however it may take time. Here are 3 ways to relieve the pain of ulcers:

  • Careful brushing: avoid ulcers while brushing your teeth17
  • Lifestyle: try to identify if you are stressed or have a vitamin deficiency17
  • Medication: Andolex C gel provides fast, soothing relief by reducing the inflammation, the primary cause of pain associated with mouth ulcers.4,5,9

For more information, please consult your Healthcare Practitioner.

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