As I have aged, I have suffered from painful clusters of mouth ulcers, what could be the cause of this?

Q.
Hello Doctor Patel, I’m 22 and I think that I might have a dental condition that I hope you can fix. Ever since I can remember I have suffered from mouth ulcers. When I was younger I didn’t used to get that many, maybe once every 4-5 months. But as I have gotten older, they have got worse. Once I get one, Its like they spread and I get at least another 4 around the area. They are incredibly painful and they take around 3-4 weeks to heal. I get around 3 weeks without one and then they come back. It’s so annoying and they’re so painful. Do you think there is anything that could be done to fix this, My teeth seem in good health to me but I’m sure there must be something else going on. Thank you.
A.
You need to go and see your dentist, sometimes mouth ulcers can be due to a vitamin b or iron deficiency. I would advise you to see your dentist and they can refer you to an oral medicine department to investigate and prescribe stronger medicines to help.
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