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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to treat a sore mouth?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 27 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 55 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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What is the best medicine for mouth sore?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
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Depends: The best medicine or treatment depends on the cause of the sore or ulcer. Some ulcers or sores are caused by irritation from some source, while others may be related to stress or from viruses. Treatment would differ for each of those types.

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