Small “mouth sores” can have big problems


Wang, 68, recently developed a “mouth sore” at the base of his left tongue.Because of years of recurrent oral ulcer, Uncle Wang did not put this small “mouth sore” in the heart, without medication, still every day smoke hand, wine mouth.3 months passed, small “mouth sore” not only did not heal, grow bigger instead, ache feels increasingly obvious.Uncle Wang hurried to the hospital’s oral mucosa department for treatment.Doctor examination found: Uncle Wang left tongue root has an irregular shape of the deep ulcer, the surface is ulcerated, swelling around, feel hard, and ulcer corresponding position has a sharp rotten root.The doctor asked Uncle Wang to stretch his tongue, and uncle Wang realized that his tongue seemed not as flexible as before.Doctors arranged a biopsy for Wang as soon as possible, and pathological results showed that an ulcer at the base of his left tongue had developed into oral squamous cell carcinoma, commonly known as oral cancer.The ulcer at the base of uncle Wang’s left tongue is very different from the recurrent oral ulcer that is common in our life.Recurrent oral ulcers have the typical manifestations of “yellow, red, concave and painful”, that is, the ulcer has a yellow membrane on its surface, a red ring around it, a central depression and obvious pain, usually 10 to 14 days to heal on its own.The ulcer in Mr. Wang’s mouth is caused by chronic stimulation of the rotten root of the left tongue.The initial performance of this ulcer is irregular shape, surrounding white, pain is not obvious.The root of the rotten tooth was not removed in time, and repeated stimulation of the root of the tongue led to the cancer of the ulcer.The ulcer becomes too deep to heal itself.Similar to Uncle Wang’s situation is common in oral mucosa outpatient department. Most patients miss the best treatment opportunity due to the lack of understanding and attention to oral mucosal diseases.Oral mucous membrane disease of the elderly is a kind of disease occurring in lips, buccal, tongue, gum and other oral soft tissue surface except teeth.Older people are at high risk.On the one hand, aging leads to decreased immunity and oral mucosal repair ability, making the elderly susceptible to oral mucosal diseases.On the other hand, the oral environment of the elderly is complex. Many elderly people have residual roots and crowns in their mouths, and oral hygiene is poor. In addition, the elderly are prone to oral mucosal diseases due to excessive medication, poor wearing habits of removable dentures, long-term smoking and drinking.Therefore, the oral mucosa health status of the elderly needs wider attention from the society.Doctors remind you to be vigilant and seek medical attention as soon as possible if you have an ulcer in your mouth that has not healed for 2 weeks.In addition, once the oral mucosa of the elderly pain, dry, blister, rupture, color change and other problems, need to see a doctor in time, so as to correct and effective diagnosis and treatment.Statement: The copyright of this article belongs to the original author, if there is a source error or infringement of your legitimate rights and interests, you can contact us through email, we will promptly deal with.Email address: jpbl@jp.jiupainews.com

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