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what is the best way to get rid of a mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Jared Plitt
19 years experience Dentistry
It depends.: Many mouth ulcers are really caused by a latent viral infection that never really goes away. The ulcers flare up at times when your immune system is already weak, like at times of high stress, poor sleep, the same time as a cold, etc. There is really no definitive cure and most viral related ulcers go away on their own within 7-10 days. Topical antiviral creams can shorten that time.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Lasers: The problem is once you get an ulcer it takes time to heal. The laser can promote quicker healing and eliminate pain.
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
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