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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.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Why ulcers there : Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or it can be more serious even up to a cancer. This needs to be evaluated by a dentist for what it is and what is the best to do.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What do I do to get rid of a mouth ulcer quickly?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Comfortable: Anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Tell me how do you get rid of a mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 26 years experience
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Then rub orajel on the sore. Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of a mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Garrett Caldwell
Dr. Garrett Caldwellanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Canker Sores?: Canker sores (ulcers in your mouth) can be easily treated over the counter with things like kankaid that provide a pain relieving covering for the sore that aids healing. Ulcers outside of your mouth (cold sores caused by the herpes virus) can be treated otc with drugs like abreva. Herpes can also be treated with prescription drugs to relieve symptoms, so consult your doctor.
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 31-year-old member asked:

How about getting rid of a mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
Clean & Mouthrinse: Depending on the ulcer, usually a mouth rinse and maintaining optimal oral hygiene will help heal the ulcers.

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