A 37-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me how to get rid of a mouth ulcer?

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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 of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and 2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Scott Williams
12 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Without seeing the ulcer i can't really help. It could be anything from a cheek bite to cancer. If it isn't going away (within 7-10 days) or is larger than a pencil eraser then i would recommend being seen by a dentist.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Laser: If you see your dentist he or she can use diode laser to zap the ulcer which stops the pain, cuts the cycle in half. It works great!
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