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complex canker sores

A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
Dental visit: True canker sores are helped by sme medications, but you need a dental visit to make sure that is what you have and to get a prescription
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores: Generally takes 7-14 days to completely resolve. How long has it been in your case? If more and/or you are concerned see your own dentists for a defi ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
46 years experience Dentistry
Herpes virus: Usually the sore starts with a tingly sensation then may feel feverish and swollen then becomes painful and you will notice a raised blister or sore w ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
Several: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. LaMont Gee
51 years experience Dentistry
canker sores: Canker sores usually last about 2 weeks and heal on their own. Your dentist should be able to help make the symptoms more bearable. Since other thin ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No, canker sores: Are not permanent. If you have a seemingly permanent lesion than it needs to be checked by your dentist. It may not be a canker sore.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores: See> http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/canker-sore/basics/causes/con-20021262
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Best: TIME: Though i routinely prescribe nsaids to control pain from canker sores during the 3-5 days that they are uncomfortable. In rare cases, called "major ap ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Salt water swish: Early on, you can try a salt water or hydrogen peroxide swish and spit. If the symptoms persist past a few days or recur frequently, see your dentist ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Get it checked: Canker sore typically heal in about 10-14 days and once they form they do not keep growing. If the sore in your mouth is growing, please se a dentist ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
A virus: Canker sores are caused by a virus that remains dormant in your system, until stress, a scratch, or your lowered resistance often causes the canker so ... Read More
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