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does salt help canker sores

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Sensitivity problem: This is the chemical that makes toothpaste foamy and spread out over your teeth. Many people are sensitive to it. Read the labels and stay away from ... Read More
Dr. Matthew Hyde
41 years experience Dentistry
Various reasons: Anything that has an effect on tissue in the mouth can cause a canker sore. Sls is a degreasing and foaming agent which can cause tissue trauma in ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Burning: The canker sore is an ulcer (loss of overlying tissue) and the salt is burning the underlying raw tissue.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not good: While salt water helps reduce inflammation, it will not help this type of viral lesion. Talk to your pharmacist. There are otc meds that can help ma ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Zweig
45 years experience Dentistry
OUCH!: Salt water will hurt very badly if you rinse with it over a canker sore. The best treatment is to leave the canker sore alone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Comfortable: Warm salt water generally irritates them more and prolongs healing. Use anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no ma ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Salt water will help: Salt water is good for keeping your oral wound clean. You can also use listerine, which will kill some of the germs in your mouth. The good news is t ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Consultation: Recurrent canker sores will need to be evaluated to be sure that there no underlying chronic illness that will require attention. Effective treatment ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
OTC or DDS: Ask your pharmacist for what OTC products available there are the best. If you need something more, see your own dentist for better advice and more po ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Perhaps: You may be overdoing it, traumatically injuring your soft tissues and your teeth. Please review your oral hygiene regimen with your Dentist or Hygien ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
See: A dentist. The best way to get a definitive diagnosis is by seeing a dentist. An oral surgeon or Oral pathologist would be the best people to ask.
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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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