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Mouth Ulcers and Glossitis

  

Mouth ulcers are painful sores that appear in the mouth.


Assessment

Causes include trauma, aphthous ulcers, candida, anaemia, auto-immune conditions, malignancy.

Management

Treat any obvious cause and rule out anaemia.

Referral

The following should be referred directly as a Two Week Wait, rather than using the Referral Support Service.

    • unexplained mouth ulcer present for more than three weeks
    • unexplained oral mass present for more than three weeks
    • other unexplained and persistent oral lesions
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