How Long Do Mouth Ulcers Last?

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Definition

Mouth ulcers are sores or open lesions in the mouth.

See also: Canker sores


Alternative Names

Oral ulcer; Stomatitis - ulcerative; Ulcer - mouth


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Mouth ulcers are caused by many disorders. These include:

  • Canker sores
  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Herpes simplex (fever blister)
  • Leukoplakia
  • Oral cancer
  • Oral lichen planus
  • Oral thrush

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