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Revista Dental Press de Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial

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LIMA, Antonio Adilson Soares de et al. Treatment of the mouth traumatic ulcers caused by orthodontic appliances. Rev. Dent. Press Ortodon. Ortop. Facial [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.5, pp.30-36. ISSN 1980-5500.

Mouth ulcers are one of the most commom complaints in the dental clinic. They are, in general, caused for mechanic traumatism induced by non-fitted dentures, orthodontic appliances and fracturated crowns and fillings. Nevertheless, those lesions that have persisted for more than three weeks should be submitted to biopsy or other exams to exclude neoplasic, infectious or immunologic lesions. During the orthodontic treatment, pain and soreness of the oral mucosa can occur as the result of mechanic traumatism caused by increased friction between soft tissues and brackets. Nowadays, the professional owns few resources to prevention or relieve this irritation on the oral mucosa. The aim of this article is to guide the orthodontist to realize the correct diagnoses of the mouth ulcers, the relieve the symptoms and the exact treatment for each type of case.

Palavras-chave : Ulcer; Traumatism; Inflammation; Orthodontics; Anti-inflammatory.

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