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how do you get rid of a mouth ulcer

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Then ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Canker = Aphthous : Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Canker Sores?: Canker sores (ulcers in your mouth) can be easily treated over the counter with things like kankaid that provide a pain relieving covering for the sor ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: There are many various reasons which could cause a mouth ulcer (e.g. canker sore, pemphigus, etc.). I can appreciate your concerned about your dental ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Gargle and avoid...: Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress: 1. Reduce the bruden ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Plitt
19 years experience Dentistry
It depends.: Many mouth ulcers are really caused by a latent viral infection that never really goes away. The ulcers flare up at times when your immune system is a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few ite ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience Dentistry
It depends...: There are different types of ulcers, so the best strategy depends on the diagnosis. Most oral ulcers are apthous ulcers (canker sores), and only time ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradley Wilson
54 years experience Dentistry
Can't: This caused by the herpes simplex virus and when it occurs expect a 7-10 day duration until it heals. If you have only occasional ulcers there are mu ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Orabase for pain: Colgate orabase with Benzocaine (so long as you are not allergic) works reasonably well for mild symptoms. It is worth trying. If not successful, ... Read More
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