Aphthous ulcers

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Disease, Condition & Injury, Head & neck conditions, Mouth

(Canker Sores; Aphthous Stomatitis)

Aphthous ulcers – Definition

Aphthous ulcers are also known as canker sores. They are painful, temporary sores that may occur anywhere in the mouth. The sores can occur one at a time or as a group. Although canker sores are not serious, other mouth sores may be. If you suspect you have this condition, make an appointment to see your doctor.