The preventive action against development of sores caused by a new denture or against aphtha is also effective.
It was developed at Duke University and is used for aphthous ulcers.
Also known as aphthous ulcers or aphthous stomatitis, canker sores are small sores that can occur inside a person's mouth, cheeks, lips, throat, or sometimes on the tongue.
There is considerable overlap between the various types of aphthae and more than one type can be present at one time.
The cause of aphthae is still uncertain but hereditary factors are certainly significant with approximately 40% of people who get them having a family history of aphthae.
The medical term for canker sores is aphthous ulcers.
Several conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis when evaluating patients with recurrent aphthae .
He also had painful aphthous ulceration of his oral mucosa and genitalia.
Recurrent aphthae constitute the most common oral mucosal disease and affects up to 25% of the population.
Herpetiform aphthae often appear in the back of the mouth, and usually heal within a month.