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Will a doctor prescribe pain meds for canker sore on uvula?

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Dr. Daniel Quon answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Some doctors may prescribe a pain med for you if the canker sore is extremely large. A medicated rinse containing a mixture of a local anesthetic and other medications is often prescribed to numb the oral cavity and may provide significant relief for you.

Answered Oct 25, 2013

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt answered

Specializes in Dentistry

I routinely prescribe nsaids to control pain from canker sores during the 3-5 days that they are uncomfortable. In rare cases, called "major aphthae" i will prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroid--especially if the lesion/s interfere with swallowing or speech. The uvula is part of the palate and can be very uncomfortable. If Ibuprofen doesn't control pain, call your dentist for help. G/l!

Answered Apr 24, 2016

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