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Does a large ulcer in the mouth a cause for concern and how can it be treated?

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Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Practicing since :2007

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Posted on Wed, 17 Oct 2018 in Dental Health
Question: So I've got this large ulcer in my mouth, I've never had one this large before. should I be concerned?
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Traumatic ulcer or aphthous ulcer, medication

Detailed Answer:


Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query and the images.

As per the images and the ulcer is concerned, I have the following possibilities:

1. It can be a traumatic ulcer secondary to any injury while brushing or eating.

2. The possibilities can be an aphthous ulcer secondary to stress.

Nothing to worry, the ulcer will heal in a span of 5 to 7 days.

If I am your treating doctor, I would have suggested you to take topical steroids like Triamcinolone acetonide and topical analgesics like Choline salicylate.

Do saline gargling.

I hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S,
Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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