FREQUENCY OF APTHOUS ULCERS A STUDY

  • Yousuf A Lakdawala MBBS, FRCS (Ireland), FRCS (Glasgow), MRCGP (Intl.) UK, Associate Professor of Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Karachi
  • Sabeen Masood Clinical student, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine,Karachi
  • Iqra Gulzar Clinical student, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine,Karachi
  • Farwa Batool Clinical student, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine,Karachi
  • Rida Arshad BDS, Dental Officer
Keywords: Apthous ulcers, frequency, stress, spicy foods

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to find out the frequency of apthous ulcers in patients seen at Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Karachi who came for their dental check-up from September, 2016 to November, 2016. A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted. A questionnaire regarding sign & symptoms of apthous ulcer were used. 40 patients had oral ulcer at the time of examination. Complete medical & dental history was taken from every patient and after thorough clinical examination of oral dental tissues. Lips were found as the common site. Stress and spicy foods appeared to play a major role in their occurrence.

Published
2017-09-30
How to Cite
Lakdawala, Y. A., Masood, S., Gulzar, I., Batool, F., & Arshad, R. (2017). Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 37(3), 419-421. Retrieved from https://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/51