Oral ulcerations may be of unknown etiology (aphthous), or associated with a variety of viral or bacterial infections, or in rare instances, drug reactions. In this module, we will address only aphthous ulcers in detail.
Types of Oral Ulcerations
Systemic illness, e.g. oral ulcers seen in Crohn's or celiac disease
Herpetiform Aphthae of the Soft Palate
Appearance is Similar to Herpangina
Ellen Eisenberg, DMD
Traumatic ulcer caused by biting after local anesthesia for a dental restoration