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Can chewing gum cause canker sores

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 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
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: Canker "sore" = pain. Should resolve in 10-14 days. If not, see your Dentist .
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 38 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 57 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
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
Dentistry 32 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
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 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.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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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
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Green
Dentistry 9 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abraham Thomas
Dentistry 28 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Downing
Dentistry 34 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.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Levitt
Dentistry 44 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Perhaps: Braces can cause irritation, compromised oral hygiene can cause swelling. Please call your orthodontic specialist for an appointment to resolve thes... Read More

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