Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform an oral examination to identify the type of lesions you have and determine if they are canker sores.
If the diagnosis is confirmed and despite treatment the canker sores become chronic or recurrent, it will be necessary to perform a biopsy and other tests to find out if there is an underlying disease that is the direct cause of its appearance, such as herpes, erythema, lichen planus, or any drugs or foods allergies.
Most of the time, no treatment is required for canker sores as they heal on their own, you simply need to avoid irritating foods and drinks, regularly rinse with salt water, and maintain proper oral hygiene.
When there are many or very large ulcers or they cause severe pain, you will be prescribed mouthwashes and corticosteroids.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.