A 35-year-old member asked:
how do you get rid of canker sores?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Sharon Perelman answered
28 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores: Canker sores , called aphthous ulcers will usually go away in about 7-10 days.They can be very uncomfortable though while waiting for them to heal. See if your dentist has a laser, if so they can use the laser to eliminate the pain.
Answered on Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sal Aragona answered
40 years experience Dentistry
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Canker sores: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting and no treatment is required. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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