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how to get rid of sores in your mouth

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mina Levi
Dr. Mina Levi answered
13 years experience Dentistry
Laser Treatment: A way to get rid of sores in your mouth is to have your dentist perform a laser treatment on the sore, which is not painful and takes about 10-15 minu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See Dr/testing: These are commonly caused by the hsv-1 (virus). See a dr. For an exam and testing for the hsv-1 titer. There are some anti-viral meds that can help. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Sores?: If they are the typical sores they are probably a herpetic virus, like a canker sore but it could be a traumatic lesion from brusing your gums or chee ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Alder
46 years experience Dentistry
Depends on cause: Denture sores, cold sores, herpetic sores, traumatic ulcer. The treatment is different for each. Try googling the above subjects for a better answer.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure what the: sores are. There is not much info to go on here. Try gargling with warm salt water. If they are not resolving, seek medical assessment.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience Dentistry
Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Prevent trigger: See prior answers relating to these for much more discussion. Each person usually finds that certain things trigger them, e.g. Citrus fruits, lack of ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Cold sore: Although there is no cure for canker sores and they often recur, you may be able to reduce their frequency by: 1. Avoiding foods that irritate your m ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
You cant...: They are normally viral and must run their course. A dentist can treat them to make them less painful. A laser can be used to make them hurt less. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Laser: If your dentist has a soft tissue laser he can treat the lesion and get almost immediate relief. Less expensive but benificial would be to get abreva ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
23 years experience Dentistry
It depends: You need to find out what is causing it. I have treated several cold sores (virus) cases with laser and have get 100% no reoccurrence. Now, if the or ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Mostly time: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. It often occurs during times of stress in areas that get irritated from toothbrush, food or sharp to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
They self heal: Cold sores usually self resolve in 14 days. However, there are some over the counter ointments that help cover the sores and make them less painful. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Time: Usually they resolve by themselves in 1-2 weeks you can use a topical over the counter numbing agent specifically for mouth canker sores for pain re ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold sores: Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Frymark
45 years experience Dentistry
A virus--ugh!: If you use antivirals they will be gone in 7 days--if you do nothing they will be gone in 1 week. Sorry, but there is some truth to the sarcasm. Acy ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
You can't : and you wouldn't want to, they serve a place in your external body and help keep the bad ones out
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Time: There are many causes of oral lesions but generally they all will heal without treatment. Generally avoid acidic and spicy foods. See dentist if it ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience Dentistry
Depends: On if they are cuts & abrasions or"canker sores" . If the former you can use over the counter medicaments or just rinse with warm salt water. If the l ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Do : Do not pop them! they heal faster and are less likely to get super-infected with a bacteria if left alone. Cold sores or fever blisters are caused b ... Read More

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