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Can chewing gum cause canker sores

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
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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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Yes: Canker "sore" = pain. Should resolve in 10-14 days. If not, see your Dentist .
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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
See DDS: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. If an apthous ulcer is evident, the dentist may be able to use a laser to shorten the duration.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
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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Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes: Any chemical can cause oral irritation in a susceptible patient. For aphthous sufferers it is not consider so much a direct cause as a "trigger" . The... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
It's very unlikely: the canker sores to be caused by Zicam oral spray as Zicam is used by some practitioners for treatment of canker sores.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
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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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See a dentist ASAP: (ANUG) Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis is a serious infection of the gums that causes swelling, ulcers which later form necrotic (dead) tissu... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Green
Dentistry 10 years experience
Avoid those foods: Your complaint is very common and the simple answer is to avoid those foods! canker sores occur as a reaction to some types of allergens, such as cit... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abraham Thomas
Dentistry 29 years experience
Canker sores: There are different sores that can appear on the gum tissues. Most are nothing to worry about; however, a dentist should visually evaluate the area fo... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are just that- ulcers. The surface is eroded away and therefore sore and tender. See you dentist to confirm the that's ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Downing
Dentistry 35 years experience
Over the counter med: There are several over the counter medications that are good, my favorite is called zillactin but it may be hard to find.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Levitt
Dentistry 45 years experience
Natural Process: Basically the cells directly in the bite area die. When they die they turn white and are shed into the mouth. They are then replaced with new cells... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 52 years experience
Yes: Chloraseptic liquid will numb the pain without burning the tissue as benzocaine would do.
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