Frequently Asked Questions1. Which doctor should I consult for mouth ulcers?
You can consult your general practitioner, a dentist or a skin specialist.
2. Are mouth ulcers contagious?
Aphthous ulcers are not contagious; they are not passed on by kissing or sharing utensils. But mouth ulcer caused by any infections like viral, bacterial or yeast may be contagious.
3. How much time does a mouth ulcer take to heal?
Usually, a mouth ulcer can take 7-14 days to heal. Large sized mouth ulcers can take a month or many months to recover.
4. Can mouth ulcers affect your health?
Mouth ulcers are harmless most of the times. But remember that they may be a sign of nutritional deficiency, infection, malignancy or any of the previously listed causes. Hence, long-standing and recurrent ulcers should be examined by a doctor.
5. Are mouth ulcers inherited?
No, mouth ulcers are not inherited.
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