Dental Problems

Lichen Planus of the Mouth -Treatment

Sealant-ApplicationOral lichen planus is an infectious condition of the mouth, that affects the gums, lips, tongue and inside of the cheeks. The treatment for the lichen planus of the mouth is very difficult to treat and the condition typically lasts longer than the lichen planus on the skin. In this article there is a brief discussion on the oral lichen planus treatment. Read on to know more.

Treatment for oral lichen planus

There is no specific cure for the lichen planus of the mouth, although there are many other treatments which help to reduce and eliminate the symptoms of oral lichen planus such as pain of sores.

  • Mild conditions treatment:

    When the infection is mild and when there is no pain or burning, then the treatment might not be needed.

  • Severe conditions treatment:

    In severe conditions of the disease, patients may experience pain, burning, and may develop blisters, redness, ulcers and sores. This condition can be cured with the treatment including a variety of medications involving oral medicines (taken by mouth) and topical applications (applied on the sores).

  • For any disease involving the lining of the mouth (including oral lichen planus), it can lead to gum disease and poor oral hygiene. Thus, patients with this condition need to have careful diagnosis of the condition along with a proper oral hygiene. Careful oral hygiene is very important and essential for patients on a daily basis. They need to go for a regular visits to the dental office for oral examinations and cleanings for at least once in 6 months.

The above article, discusses about the treatment of lichen planus of the mouth. If your notice or experience any of the symptoms of oral lichen planus then immediately consult a medical professional. Patients need to have a proper medical treatment to reduce symptoms as the condition can spread to other parts of the body like skin and genitals.

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