Issue One 2020
2020, Vol. 7, issue 1, (January)
Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis
Modern medicine and advanced research nowadays allow clinicians to correctly diagnose and treat recurrent aphthous stomatitis, which can impact affected individuals functionally, psychosocially and economically. This review has been designed to investigate the diagnosis and treatment options of RAS based on the etiopathogenesis of the aphthous ulcers. The success of treatment depends on the timely and correct diagnosis of the lesions. Although pin-pointing a precise etiological factor is difficult, various plausible of them are discussed in this review. Treatment modalities allow efficient and effective palliative care, along with rapid healing of affected mucosa. Further research should be made to isolate the aetiology of RAS for every case and the efficiency of conventional and unconventional treatment options, and possible side effects of such.
Authors:Elitsa Deliverska; Department of Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Sofia;
Payam Forghani; Student in Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Sofia;
Aaron Kooner; Student in Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Sofia;