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When should I call the doctor about stomatitis?

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Some sores can be harmful. Schedule an appointment with your doctor if your mouth sores haven't healed within two weeks.

From: Stomatitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Scully, C. Journal of the American Dental Association.

Journal of the American Dental Association , March 2005.

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Mouth Sores: Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention."

Sol Silverman, DDS, professor of oral medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Medline Plus.

University of Virginia Health System: "Dental and Oral Health."

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Gynecologic Cancer Glossary."

Goroll, A. and Mulley, A. , 4th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000. Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient

American Dental Association: "Canker Sores, Cold Sores & Common Mouth Sores."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Scully, C. Journal of the American Dental Association.

Journal of the American Dental Association , March 2005.

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Mouth Sores: Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention."

Sol Silverman, DDS, professor of oral medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Medline Plus.

University of Virginia Health System: "Dental and Oral Health."

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Gynecologic Cancer Glossary."

Goroll, A. and Mulley, A. , 4th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000. Primary Care Medicine: Office Evaluation and Management of the Adult Patient

American Dental Association: "Canker Sores, Cold Sores & Common Mouth Sores."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on October 11, 2019

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