Aphthous Ulcers Follow-up

Updated: Jan 20, 2017
  • Author: Crispian Scully, MD, MRCS, PhD, MDS, CBE, FDSRCS(Eng), FDSRCPS, FFDRCSI, FDSRCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, FHEA, FUCL, FSB, DSc, DChD, DMed(HC), Dr(HC); Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

Avoid precipitants (eg, trauma).

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Complications

Scarring can be severe in rare cases.

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Prognosis

The natural history of RAS is of amelioration with age.

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Patient Education

For patient education resources, see the Teeth and Mouth Center, as well as Canker Sores.

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