Oral mucocutaneous lesions include chronic canker sores, herpes simplex virus, or any number of candidiasis infections. They are often the first sign of a systemic disease or of a person who is in an immunosuppressed state or a medication-induced lesion.
Oral mucosal lesions affect 27.9 percent of all adults and 10.3 percent of children.
Often caused by:
- An immune response
- Diseases that suppress your body’s natural immune system
Lesions may temporarily go away and the gum line might start to recede. Contact your dentist immediately if any of these symptoms occur.
Treatment options include:
- Topical medications
- Medications applied with a biohesive patch
- Adhesive tablets, gels, ointments, sprays, and rinses
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