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can chewing gum cause canker sores

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It can be hard to precisely map the source of pain. Fortunately canker sores resolve on their own within 2 weeks. If no improvement or worsening your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: It is unlikely the canker sores to be caused by Zicam oral spray as Zicam is used by some for treatment of canker sores
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Gingivitis: Acute inflammation of the gums can be caused by Herpes virus and bacteria. An unusual infection called acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Cold sores: What you describe is not just the cold sore causing other oral problems but a possible systemic infection sometimes strep throat can result in all th ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A primary herpes simplex virus in infants in children can cause significant soreness of all the tissues within the mouth. Recurrent oral herpes lesion ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
Canker (apthous): Ulcer sores could mimic toothache pain, but it is usually a distinguishable symptom. Easy ways to test. The nerves that connect to your teeth & an ora ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
And much worse!: I will answer your question last. The reason for that is when one does not brush (and floss) their teeth, they develop cavities and gum disease and th ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : on any mucous membrane good luck eat soft foods no spices
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
26 years experience Periodontics
Yes.. : But it would be better if a ct scan of maxilla is taken, if you are suspicious of sinus pathoses.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Really canker sores?: Answered before on healthtap, canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stres ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Canker sores/teeth: Grinding teeth can occur in reaction to stress. Stress, not grinding teeth, can cause canker sores.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Sugared gum does: If you are going to chew gum, best to find a sugarless one. The others are certain promoters of decay.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps: You may be allergic to the cinnamon or it may just be irritating to the soft tissues of your mouth. Where are the bumps, and did they first pop up af ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience Dentistry
Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Canker sores: The cause of canker sores is uncertain, but some people seem prone to developing them with large citrus intake. Most common cause is mouth trauma, as ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Thru immune system: The exact interaction between stress and the cause of canker sores is not well known, but stress causes a reaction in the immune system. There is a s ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Change toothpaste: About 85% of canker sores are linked to the use of toothpastes that have a foaming agent called sodium laurel sulfate. Check the box or tube of toothp ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron E. Bell
44 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
It can: Many people have reactions to the ingredients in mouth rinses. Just do a controlled test on your own by trying different rinses. Also look for a non ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
37 years experience Dentistry
Laser treatment: The best treatment is laser such as the biolase md laser. It will immediately relieve the pain and cause the lesions to heal quickly.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Some analgesic throat lozenges contain benzocaine, one of the "-caine" family (novocaine/procaine/marcaine/etc) of analgesics; some people develop an ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Ulcerations: Often mechanical abrasion of the skin from injury is a cause of this but some illnesses can also be to blame. Be sure to get a dental evaluation to un ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Devin
46 years experience Dentistry
Swelling and cankers: Yes, Swelling is common with any minor infections. See your DDS/DMD for medication. There are oral meds and topical salves. Both work reasonably well. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Can't: There's no way to prevent them, but you can help mitigate the discomfort by applying some topical medications that you can by at the drug store.

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