The relationship between smoking cessation and mouth ulcers

elgehani, Moataz senussi sadek (2018-04-19)

A lot of studies confirm that aphthous stomatitis may follow smoking cessation . the Mouth ulcers are very common, occurring in association with many diseases and by many different mechanisms . the ulcer defined is Break in the continuity of the surface epithelium . the causes of oral ulcers is : Infective (microbial) , Traumatic , Idiopathic : Recurrent aphthous stomatitis ie: quit smoking ulceration , Associated with systemic disease , Neoplastic or other causes and the oral ulcers classified primary or secondary Primary ulcers: they are not preceded by vesiculobullous lesion and Secondary ulcers they are preceded by vesiculobullous lesion. The quit smoking means breaking the cycle of addiction and essentially rewiring the brain to stop craving nicotine. This report confirms that mouth ulcers are a common result of stopping smoking in 3 published studies


Patients who stop smoking often complain of aphthous (mouth) ulcers. This symptom is sometimes attributed to the use of smoking cessation medications, some researchers say that mouth ulcers may be caused by the loss of antibacterial properties of smoking This presentation aims to demonstrate that aphthous stomatitis may occur after smoking cassation in three studies that have been done .

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