What is the role of silver nitrate in the treatment of pediatric aphthous ulcers?

Updated: Feb 25, 2019
  • Author: Michael C Plewa, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Controversy continues to surround the application of silver nitrate. This therapy promotes changing the lesion to a burn. Some studies revealed decreased pain severity [78] ; however, none have demonstrated shortened healing time. Additional and large studies are needed before this therapy can be recommended on a routine basis.


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