Our Mouth Ulcers class of Dental-Oral medications are used to treat mouth ulcers, which are open lesions in the mouth, to relieve pain and promote healing.
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What is a mouth ulcer?
A mouth ulcer is also known as a canker sore or aphthous stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth). A mouth ulcer begins as a lesion or break in the mucous membrane on the lining of the cheeks, lips or throat. It then forms a small shallow crater with a rim and can be painful, affecting eating and drinking. Mouth ulcers can heal themselves in time but often recur and can be caused as a result of injury or irritation to the inside of the mouth or tongue; when vulnerable such as at times of stress or hormonal changes; after eating certain foods or due to a nutritional deficiency, such as vitamin B12, folic acid or iron.
Treatment for mouth ulcers
Although mouth ulcers usually heal themselves within two weeks, there are medications available to relieve symptoms. The corticosteroid triamcinolone is available in a topical dental paste that can be applied directly to the mouth ulcer to help reduce pain and inflammation.