10 Causes of Mouth Ulcers

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Cause #2: Morsicatio Buccarum

While the name may sound rare, it is a term that is used to describe a very common habit where some individuals bite or chew their cheeks repetitively causing chronic irritation and injury to the mucosal lining. It has been suggested that this habit may be a manifestation of body focused repetitive behavior disorder.

These bite or chew marks are most commonly located in the central or anterior part of the buccal mucosa where the upper and lower teeth meet. The lesions are often red and ulcerated with irregular surfaces. It is a fairly common phenomenon with one in every 800 adults showing active lesions. It is more common in those who are stressed or have psychological conditions.

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