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how do i get rid of a canker sore today?

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Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 35 years experience
No quick cure: Canker sores are caused by a virus and take time to heal. This takes typically 7-10 days to run its course. Usually when you notice the cold sore the virus has been going for 3 days as its caused by a virus antibiotics dont help. Best treatment is to place an antiviral ointment (prescription needed) on the cold sore and avoid licking or touching it during the healing period.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
Palliative Therapy: Maintain optimal oral hygiene and take otc pain meds and mouth rinses. If it is too much then you may need to go to the dentist.

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