What is the role of decayed teeth in the etiology of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS)?

Updated: May 11, 2020
  • Author: Jaisri R Thoppay, DDS, MBA, MS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A study by Tecco et al of children aged 5-10 years found that the presence of decayed teeth was associated with the existence of minor RAS, with an odds ratio of 3.15. [10]


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