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A 37-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Jared Plitt
Dentistry 20 years experience
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.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Lasers: The problem is once you get an ulcer it takes time to heal. The laser can promote quicker healing and eliminate pain.

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A 22-year-old female asked:

What is the best way to get rid of a mouth ulcer? What can I do to ease the pain from one?

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Dr. Bradley Wilson
Dentistry 55 years experience
Can't: This caused by the herpes simplex virus and when it occurs expect a 7-10 day duration until it heals. If you have only occasional ulcers there are multiple over the counter medications that can add relief but none stops it from completing the cycle. If they occur more often, then see a physician or dentist and there are drugs to treat it systemically and prevent it from occurring
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Whats the best way to treat a mouth ulcer?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Mouth ulcer: Most ulcers in the mucus membranes of one's mouth (and other surfaces) are expressions of Herpes virus , which are brought about by stress, (poor diet, lack of sleep, etc.) which activates the virus along nerve fibers. Ask your healthcare provider to prescribe antiviral medication, which can shorten or prevent new outbreaks.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How might i get rid of , or soothe this mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Remedy: Topical Benzocaine will work to temporarily sooth the ulcer. Is this an isolated episode? Do ulcers occur in your mouth often? If so, this suggests another condition. Warm salt water rinses will help. Get the ulcer diagnosed to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What's usually recommended for getting rid of mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Depending on the : Cause of the lesion, most are self limiting and heal typically in about ten days. Symptomatic treatment / relief can be attained using Benzocaine in orabase (available over the counter) or some topical numbing agent. Ask your pharmacy or dentist. If the ulcer is due to an infective tooth related area - see your dentist promptly. Hope this helps.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of an inner mouth ulcer?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See a Dentist: See a dentist who has a laser and they can treat your ulcer. If you rinse with salt water, after a period of approximately 10 days most ulcers heal. Your dentist may apply a topical medicament for temporary relief.

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