sores or in simple terms Aphthous ulcers
are common ulcers which occur in the oral cavity. Aphthous ulcers appear in episodes and therefore are recurrent. These ulcers can be small from a few Millimeters big right upto bigger ones which are a few cm big. Smaller aphthous ulcers are common in the mucosa of the lip, cheek and some times the floor of the mouth. Where as the larger ones are common in the palate
. The smaller aphthous ulcers technically called Recurrent aphthous stomatitis
minor, disappear on its own by 1 week to 10 days. The larger ones (Recurrent aphthous stomatitis major) do not disappear at times and also leave a scar.
Aphthous ulcers are notoriously painful .. They appear small but can trouble even adults leave aside children..
Children of her age will have a reaction similar to that of your daughter.
Treatment for Aphthous Ulcer are many,
Medico's frequently prescribe Vit B Complex capsules (Once daily for minimum of 10days)
Dentists will give Gels like Quadragel, HexaGel, (They are combination of antibiotics, antiseptics and local anasthetics ) or even Zytee gel (Analgesic
gel for pain)
Interesting treatment is trying a Doxacycline tablet, by breaking it and mixing a drop of drinking water making a paste and applying in the area of the ulcer (Has helped many but is sour to taste)
Coming to the point of Cavities,.. Well that can be prevented by some simple tips,
1. Avoiding frequency of intake of sweets
2. Rinsing mouth with water every time after consumption .. (You should check on your child, so that becomes a habit)
3. Brushing twice daily (You should check on her for the same and help her out with it)
4. Visit a dentist regularly every 6 months
5. It will be wise if your child has a topical application of Fluoride
done (Its something like a gel placed on customized trays in the mouth for 5 min)
If at this age she has had 4 teeth filled, you do need to be careful. She might be at risk for cavities in the future also..
Take care of her and help her maintain the smile which will last for a lifetime!!