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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Use salt water: Try gargling with warm salt water. It will sting but it will help promote healing.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Topical anesthetic: Rinsing your mouth with a topical anesthetic should give you some relief while it is healing. You should see your md or dds to make sure it's not som ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Sore in throat: Canker sores are rarely found in the back of the throat. That being said, If it is a canker sore, it will resolve itself in 7-10 days. You should con ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: No problem with this. Do not overdo it because you may make it worse. Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp/8oz ) 4-5 times a day really help. Dry the area wi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience Dentistry
Well...it's not good: Important to know how long its been there and your history with them. If you get them frequently & they come and go and this is pretty normal for you ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
If you can see it: And access it with a cotton swab, try a product called zilactin (many pharmacies carry). Place a small drop on the small swab and apply a thin coatin ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Aphthous ulcer: Try warm saline gargle for 1 week and it should resolve. Take advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin for the pain as needed.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience Periodontics
Canker sore: Go to the pharmacy and get some ointment to cover the lesion it will make you so much more comfortable if that doesn't help see your dentist.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Underbrink
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Supportive care: Canker sores are either related to a healing spot of damaged tissue (eg, tooth bite) or a viral reactivation. Supportive care is all that is required ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Apthous ulcers and herpes can occur in the throat. Herpes in the throat is known herpes esophagitis, herpes of the throat or esophagus is extremely r ... Read More
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