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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis: An overview

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Author Details: AKM Shafiul Kadir, AHM Mofasserul Islam, Musfiqur Ruhan, Ariful Mowla, Jannatun Naim Nipun

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 6

Article End Page : 11


For many years, a common and painful oral mucosal ulcer termed as “Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis” remains a mystery affecting the oral cavity as a whole. Its etiopathogenesis is still unclear though its prevalence is high. Researchers, dental practitioners have been trying to reveal its underlying secrets that have been creating a major drawback in the treatment strategy but in the end it remains the same. In this article, we have tried to describe briefly about the etiology and clinical features of recurrent aphthous stomatitis along with the diagnosis and management options by searching out the literatures available until now.

Keywords: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis, Etiology, Diagnosis, Management.

Doi No:-10.18231/2395-499X.2018.0002