NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Frequent mouth ulcers
I frequently get painful mouth ulcers on my gums,tongue.What can I do about these? I have a positive ANA >1:640 and have seen a rheumatologist in the past and at that time only had these 2 sxs of Lupus. My dentist doesn`t offer much as far as suggestions. Sometimes I will have 4-5 at a time. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
I recommend you seeing a specialist in the field of oral pathology. Sometimes topical steroid application may help. However, this should be used under a doctor's observation.
Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University