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They are white injuries that appear in internal mucous membranes or of the mouth and that gets to affect at least sometimes to more of the a half of the population.

In spite of being very small injuries they cause much annoyance, ardor, pain and incapacity to eat and to speak well.

Sometimes they appear like a off - white point and in others like an extended plate that includes a greater space or can appear at the same time several in diverse parts of the mouth.

Although the origin is not known or, can be associate with stress and nervousness, diminution of defenses of the body that cause a reaction of the immunological system, vitamin deficiency, injuries inside the mouth, infections, fever, genetic predisposition, the irritating food ingestion, the presence of estreptococos aureus and or by lack of suitable buccal hygiene (what totally it is not demonstrated)

They are so annoying that the pain that causes usually extends of the affected area and sometimes they are related to pains ear, throat or even of head. And they are so latosas that they can last between 7 and 10 days in taking off affecting the daily activities of the affected person.

Generally is no treatment for them, and usually they disappear spontaneously of the same form as they appear. But when the odontólogo, suggests a treatment is basically for alleviating to the pain and the annoyances.

Between the remedies that many people use they are:


Positioning of a "film" or capita of special ointment, that although does not cure at least protects of the rubbing or frotamiento with the teeth or muscles of the interior of the mouth.

direct Application of sodium bicarbonate in the injury, which at the moment burns considerably, but that to many people "usually helps them".

In order to avoid greater annoyances, he is advisable to follow a diet smooth, to avoid hard and acid foods, very cold or very hot.

In case that aftas appears in recurrent form, that they invade great part of the mouth, appear after a disease or to take some medicine or if they do not disappear after more than 10 days, it is necessary to consult to the odontólogo.

IMPORTANT: The content of this note is informative and it does not replace the medical diagnosis, reason why we do not become people in charge on its use.

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