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Gum Diseases

Frequent mouth ulcers

09/05/2006

Question:

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.

Answer:

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.

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Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University