Aphthous ulcer - A treatment complication. Report of a case

David E. Frost, Wayne W. Barkmeier, Herbert Abrams

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Multiple theories of the cause and treatment of aphthous ulcers are described in the medical and dental literature. A case is reported in which there were posttreatment sequelae from the application of a silver-nitrate stick (pencil) to an aphthous ulcer on the tongue. Complications subsequent to the use of silver nitrate may contraindicate the use of this agent in its highly concentrated form on the mucous membranes of the mouth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)863-869
Number of pages7
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1978
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)


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