Revista Médica Electrónica
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DEL PUERTO HORTA, Myrna et al. Homeopathy and recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Bibliographic review. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.2, pp. 220-224. ISSN 1684-1824.
The recurrent aphthous stomatitis is one of the periodontal urgencies that most affect the patients attending the stomatologic services. It is characterized by the appearance of painful and recurrent, extremely annoying ulcerations, that can last days, weeks, months or years, and could difficult carrying out some functions. Due to the ignorance of their etiology, local and general methods have been used directed to alleviate the symptoms, to avoid the infections secondary to the lesions and, although all the methods used up to the moment improve the clinical features, this entity is still considered the most frequent lesion of the mucous of the oral cavity. When assessing the peak that homeopathy has reached during the last years, and because it has proved its utility in different acute diseases of the oral cavity with multiple advantages and benefits, we decided to make a bibliographic review, with the objective of identifying the main homeopathic drugs to consider in the treatment of aphthous recurrent stomatitis.
Palabras llave : stomatitis, aphthous; periodontal diseases; periodontics; homeopathy; review.