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A 39-year-old member asked:

what is the best way to treat a sore mouth?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
It depends: There are many reasons for a sore mouth, so this question can't really be answered without a thorough examination in person. Possible causes may be a dental problem, canker sores, vitamin deficiencies, immune-mediated diseases such as lichen planus, adverse drug reactions, allergies, cancer...The list goes on.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Too broad a question: Dr. Sampson gave you an excellent answer. The list of possible causes is almost endless. The cause of the problem would determine the treatment or how best to attain relief. If you could be more specific, we could give you a better answer to your question.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Best way to soothe a sore mouth?

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Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Depends: All depends on what is causing the soreness. Generally warm salt water rinses are soothing. Avoid spicy foods and any foods that are hard or crunchy. If it is gum tissue or ulcerations, then you need to see your dentist for evaluation , diagnosis and treatment. Avoid overuse of anesthetics (benzodent , etc.) as they can make it worse. Good luck.

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