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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unlikely: Codeine is a pain medication and this is an unlikely side effect. The sores are probably independent of the medication.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
Possible: Herpes virus so called cold sores. Ask your doc or dentist to have a look.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience in Dentistry
Herpes virus: Typically precced by some type of trauma, bite lip, taco chip scrape etc.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
43 years experience in Dentistry
No: Have never seen that as a side effect in 35 yrs of practice.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, from the edge of the film. Will resolve promply.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluatio ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
No: Angular cheilitis is caused by saliva in a deep crease of skin at the corner of the mouth. Usually the saliva gets there during sleep. Some of the irr ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: But the pain can also be coming from something else. Have yourself examined by a local dentist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Dental evaluatin: See a dentist and get everything checked, including your bite. Everything going on in your mouth is related and a good exam with help you. Canker so ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Markzar
26 years experience in Periodontics
Yes.. : But it would be better if a ct scan of maxilla is taken, if you are suspicious of sinus pathoses.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Brush or soak: Do you brush the guard or soak it in a proper solution? That will help get the bacteria off it that causes the foul smell. It should be done at least ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
TMJ dysfunction: See an oral surgeon: this sounds like TMJ syndrome with TMJ instability.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
37 years experience in Dentistry
YES: Leaving broken teeth in the gum is asking for trouble. Infection, pain and swelling are commonly associated with broken teeth. Have these broken tee ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abel Loredo
36 years experience in Dentistry
Canker Sores: Can be linked to problems with the body's immune defense system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleanin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience in Dentistry
Sometimes: The chemicals and artificial flavorings can cause sensitivity in some individuals. Each of us has a unique makeup that can cause us to be sensitivity ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience in Pathology
See below: The most common cause is herpes if you have or have haad fever blisters then that is what it is if that is not the cause the you should see a physic ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Boggs
28 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Hfm may only cause blisters in and around the mouth. It effects the hands and feet in more advanced cases.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Of course: By adult age, most people have the common oral herpes virus. The luckier ones don't get outbreaks on their lips, or only rarely get them. Kissing is a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dapper
35 years experience in Dentistry
Sure but.....: Sores are caused by ill fitting dentures or poor occlusal scheme. Have them evaluated by your dentist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Ringer
24 years experience in Dentistry
Cold sores: Most cold sores are called aphthous ulcers. They are caused by a virus that the majority of the population has. There is no cure, it usually lays dorm ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
31 years experience in Periodontics
No: There is no evidence that Clindamycin can cause canker sores. As a matter of fact, the cause of canker sores is not known. They are associated with ma ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Unknown: We really don't know why canker sores develop. They do seem to be related to stress in combination with some irritation to the mucous membranes of th ... Read More

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