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Oral ulcers. Is there any cure for this?

My daughter is having ulcers on the inner side of the cheek, she says it is paining a lot. She is unable to take food due to this. She also says it is paining while brushing her teeth. This happens quite frequently with her. Is there any cure for this?
Thu, 12 Sep 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
No there is not a cure for aphthous ulcers at this time. These lesions are still not completely understood in regards to what causes them and how to prevent them. The best thing to do before brushing or eating is to rinse with warm salt water. (1/2 tsp. salt with 10 oz warm water). Swish and SPIT the whole glass, wait five minutes and then brush or eat food.

Avoid spicy foods, citric acids found in fruit and tooth pastes containing sodium dodecyl sulfate (sometimes called sodium lauryl sulfate, or with the acronyms SLS or SDS),

Best Regards

Dr. Ward
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Oral ulcers occurs due to stressful conditions, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, allergic reactions.
Ask her to apply Dologel oral ointment topically over the affected area.
Take lukewarm saline rinses and antiseptic mouthwash gargles.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.
In severe cases steroids can also be administered.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy foodstuffs.
Start with multivitamin suplements.

Hope this helps out,

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Dentist Dr. Narayan Babu's  Response
hi.. manohar
this case is partly stress related and partly the food habits and nutritional deficiency. pz rectify all the above mentioned causes . Frequent oil change in food will aggravate the apthous ulcers. folvite tablets rich in vit b and folic acid will give the fast relief following application of dolo ge or mucopain gel for symptomatic relief .
take care,
with regards
DR.narayan babu
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Pain from a mouth ulcer generally lessens in a few days and the sores usually heal without treatment in about a week or two.
If sores are large, painful or persistent, your dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse, a corticosteroid ointment, or a prescription or non-prescription solution to reduce the pain and irritation.
Avoid hot or spicy foods, which often increase the pain of mouth ulcers.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
although cause of oral ulcers in mouth commonly known as apthous ulcer is still not specific
but still what i haveseen in clinical practise that it may be due to variety of reasons including stress,harmonal disturbance,deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals etc etc
now most commonly in children , its due to deficiency
so what i would suggest is that you give your child
1.lactovit one tablet daily for atleast 10 days in a month for 6 months
2.zincovit one tablet daily for atleast 10 days in a month for 6 months
mostly these cure the recurrent nature
for immediate relief you can try following
1.luke warm saline rinse 4-6 times daily
2.hexigel on the affected site after rinse
3.mucopain gel to be applied 10-15 min before eating which would bring numbness in the mouth and help your daughter have her meals
hope this helps
best of luck
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

oral ulcers occurs due to many reasons. Few known reasons are listed here.

vitamin deficiency,stress and accidental trauma.

you can give her triamicilone oral paste for local works very fast in healing these ulcers.

secondly please start a course of vitamin B complex for 15 days.This will prevent the recurrences.

Also relax and take good nutritious diet.

Hope this helps.


Take care.
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Dentist Dr. Shefali Gupta's  Response
hi manhor,
it seems that your daughter must be having apthous ulcer which is a recurrent problem and occur due to many reasons like stress , improper nutrition ,improper digestion n many more .So for relief before eating n brushing just apply ointment kenocart on the ulcer it will dry that and your daughter will not feel pain, you can also use dologel but it will maker her little bit discomfort.And with this also give her nutrition suppliments.
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Dentist Dr. Ankit Aggarwal's  Response
hi manohar
this is the case of apthous ulcers. they are mostly stress related , also due to some sort of nutritional deficiency. is your daughter having meals skipped ? go for dologel or mucopain and hexigel. apply them and then dont let her eat or drink any thing for atleast half hour. also provide vitamin supplements if your daughter is missing out on her daily food requiremnets.

wishing your daughter speedy recovery
with regards
Dr Ankit
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
hello & welcome to HCM,
I just went through your problem & it is known as Apthous ulcers & they are really painful.
Common Causes can be:-
-Improper food habits like taking much of spicy food
-Gastric upset
-Stress problem
-Hormonal changes
-Nutritional deficency
-Improper Oral hygiene
-Lastly if its reccuring then it can be due to some sharp cusp.

What all you need to do is improve her dietary habits like include more of green vegetables & less oily & spicy food.
Also start with Tenvit-Plus capsules along with application of some anaesthetic gel like dologel or Mucopain gel.
You can also go for tetracycline mouthwash.
All these will definitely help you out.
Take Care


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Dentist Dr. Juhi Soni's  Response
Thanks for the query....
Painful, annoying mouth ulcers can pop up anytime, usually during periods of stress or illness.
Use a saline rinse. Rinsing your mouth with a saltwater solution can help disinfect your mouth ulcer
Chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash: This mouthwash can also heal mouth ulcers.
Fluocinonide gel (Lidex):apply this gel 3-4 times on ulcer.
Take care
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Appearance of recurrent ulcers on the oral mucosa like indicates inflammation in the area.

Possible reasons can be :
Recurrent trauma to the oral mucosa may lead to formation of ulcers or
It may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing as these may worsen the area affected.

Apply oral antiseptic ,analgesic ointments like dentogel or mucogel topically over the affected area

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
there are 2 stages of cure i.e. immediate and long lasting
1.immediate cure includes luke warm water plus betadine rinse.....apllication of hexigel for 3-4 times ...and use of mucopain for relief while eating
2.long lasting cure includes (a)lactovit tablets for 10 days per month for 6 months and (b)zincovit tablet for 10 days per months for 6 months
hope that helps well
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for writing in health care magic forum,
Oral ulcers are usually occurs with-
Poor oral hygiene maintenance.
VITAMIN B12,C,iron and folic acid deficiencies.
Menstrual symptoms.
Immunologic reactions.
Allergy to any specific food items.
I would suggest you to avoid intake of spicy/salty food items.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Plenty of fluids and water has to be taken.
Vitamin becosules,iron and folic acid tablets has to be taken.
Avoid intake of allergic food items.
In severe cases,steroids has to be taken after consulting with your dentist.
I wish you good health.
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Oral ulcers are a common problem with many people especially with childre. One of the main causes of it is stress. Other reasons include vitamin B deficiency and gastric related problems. Children usually during the period of examinations tend to get multiple oral ulcers. The treatment is apply dentogel ointment over the ulcer 15 minutes prior to taking food. Apply it 3-4 times a day for a week. The ulcer takes 7-10 days to heal. Take multivitamin tablets dailly for 1 week.

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Dentist Dr. Naina Srivastava's  Response
avoiding spicy food, rinsing with salt water or over-the-counter mouthwashes, proper oral hygiene, and non-prescription local anesthetics are the measures....
use antimicrobial mouthwashes....
corticosteroid triamcelone acetonide will help you alongwith the use of vitamin B12
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
hi manohar,
i read your problem,these ulcers may be due to many reasons like stress,nutritional deficiencies,vitamin deficiencies,broken tooth etc...........
nothing to get worried........
apply dologel/mucopain/orasap on ulcers,and do not let her rinse the mouth till half an hour..........
and please go to a specialist(oral pathologist) and go for full mouth examination done.............
take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Aman Bhatia 's  Response
hello sir

If ulcers are occurring again and again they might be Apthous ulcers which usually occurs in stress full condition, and very rarely due to lack of nutrition.
the best way is to apply anesthetic gel 4 to 5 times a day and stop having spices in food for sometime....

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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
For mouth ulcers there is treatment as they are self limiting. Your daughter can take multivitamin and vitamic C to increase resistance. There is no cause of mouth ulcers which are called as canker sores or apthous ulcers.But we can do certain home remedies so that the pain caused by them is reduced and the chances of infection are not there. These are:-
Do not eat any thing which will irritate the ulcers. Try to take something liquid or semisolid.
One can apply Aloe Vera juice as it has excellent healing properties.
One can use the mouth wash which is made by boiling the salvia.
Eating kiwi fruits are supposed to have the healing effect on the ulcers. It is said that one should eat three kiwi fruits a day.
One can do warm saline rinses as it will reduce the chances of secondary infection
Applying honey on the ulcer also helps. Honey is also applied on the gums of the baby when the baby is having irritation on the gums due to teething.
It is said that when one has ulcers in the mouth eating tomatoes help. One can even take tomato juice.
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Sachin Gupta's  Response
She must be having sharp cusp points on posterior teeth.They need to undergo grinding so that it gets rounded off and does not hurt on inner side of cheek.And I advice her to take one Cap ZEVIT to enhance healing after grinding procedure is over.
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, the ulcers that come up frequently may be due to vitamin deficiency and any sharp or broken teeth or fillings, or any overhanging fillings. Please apply Mucopain and Hexigel ointments alternatively 3-4 times everyday after meals and mouth should not be rinsed for half an hour after applying them. this can be repeated everytime you daughter gets the ulcers. B- complex tablets should be given for a month and a dentist should be consulted if any dental problem like a sharp tooth is causing the ulcer. Take care!
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