A 21-year-old female asked:
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i have what seems to be a canker sore under my tongue and its hurting bad more each day, please tell me what can i do to ease the pain/promote healing?

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Dr. Kayvon Javid
20 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days, without treatment. There are special rinses that contain anesthetic solutions that can help with the pain. Avoid spicy and acidic food. Avoid trauma to the area soft diet.
Answered on Jan 25, 2019
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Dr. Marshall Dicker
46 years experience Dentistry
canker sore: The best over the counter thing I have found is abreva apply as directed it works very well but it should be checked by a dentist.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Derek Farley
24 years experience Urgent Care
Try this...: Take a pinch of salt, and apply it directly on the apthous ulcer (if it is readily accessible, like on the gums, lips, tongue, etc. Don't do this if it is on the back of the throat). Leave it on 1-2 minutes (more if you can) and then rinse out the mouth several times with water. Repeat ad lib. Don't swallow the salt or saltwater. Get to a doctor if no relief with this method. It needs to be dx'd
Answered on Sep 25, 2016
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Canker sore: Your canker sore will heal in 7-10 days. Avoid hot and spicy foods. OTC remedies will make the area feel better while it heals. If it does to heal then see a dentist for evaluation. If you are getting them frequently your dentist can help
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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