Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers
, are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums.
belong to the group of chronic inflammatory diseases of the oral mucosa.
Moreover, a survey was conducted on clinical features of recurrent aphthous ulcers
in Jordan university of science and technology in which the results showed that 85% of the ulcers were less than a cm in size, 66% were circular in shape, 92% were painful, 82% interfered with eating and 55% located in and around lips and buccal mucosa.15 Present study had shown similar results that size of ulcers in 90% of patients with active ulcers was less than 1 cm.
Minor aphthous ulcers
(80% of all aphthae) are less than 5 mm in diameter and heal in 7 to 14 days
, round or oval sores that can occur anywhere in the mouth - usually caused by accidentally biting your tongue, eating something hard and sharp or a jagged tooth.
The differential diagnosis includes aphthous ulcers
and herpetic gingivostomatitis.
Although RAS usually heals within 10 to 21 days, these aphthous ulcers
are often accompanied by severe pain disproportionate to the size of the lesion.
Behcet's Disease (BD) is a inflammatory disease of unclear etiology characterized by three associated symptoms including attacks of ocular lesions, oral aphthous ulcers
, and genital sores, (Sakane et al., 1999).
A 26-year-old Caucasian female presented with a 16-year history of recurrent oral aphthous ulcers
. The lesions had been occurring once a month and healed spontaneously within 2 weeks.
These products are targeted to provide fast pain relief and promote healing for oral lesions, including aphthous ulcers
The recurrence of oral aphthous ulcers
has been found to decrease with smoking.