A Patient Having Recurrent Aphtous Stomatitis After Three Years of Smoking CessationMustafa Unal1, Bektas Murat Yalcin2* and Onur Ozturk3
- Corresponding Author:
- Bektas Murat Yalcin
Associate Professor, Medical Faculty
Department of Family Medicine
Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 18, 2014; Accepted date: December 29, 2014; Published date: December 31, 2014
Citation: Unal M, Yalcin BM, Ozturk O (2014) A Patient Having Recurrent Aphtous Stomatitis After Three Years of Smoking Cessation; A Case Report and Review of Literature . J Addict Res Ther 5: 202. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000202
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Cigarette smoking is the foremost health risk issue affecting individuals of all age groups globally. It is the most important causes of the preventable deaths and diseases. Aware of these facts many smokers wish to quit. However smoking cessation is though for smokers who experiences many unpleasant and troublesome physiological or psychological problems. After cessation oral ulcers and other oral aphtous lesions which are considered as mild and expected to disappear in time, can be seen. These problems are attributed with either nicotine withdrawal or nicotine replacement therapy. Recurrent oral aphtous stomatitis however can be very severe and diminish quality of life even some years after cessation. There are growing epidemiologic evidences for the effects of tobacco use and tobacco cessation therapy on a variety of oral diseases and conditions. In this case report we would like to introduce an ex-smoker patient who had severe recurrent aphtous stomatitis attacks for three years after he had quitted and the current data about the management of oral ulcers and aphtous stomatitis.