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what is the best way to get rid of a mouth ulcer? what can i do to ease the pain from one?

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Dr. Bradley Wilson
54 years experience Dentistry
Can't: This caused by the herpes simplex virus and when it occurs expect a 7-10 day duration until it heals. If you have only occasional ulcers there are multiple over the counter medications that can add relief but none stops it from completing the cycle. If they occur more often, then see a physician or dentist and there are drugs to treat it systemically and prevent it from occurring
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Bruce Elkind
38 years experience Dentistry
Mouth ulcer: Try over the counter orabase ointment. If that doesn't work your dentist can prescribe kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase. It shortens the duration of the ulcer and helps with the pain. Either way you should have your dentist evaluate it.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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Dr. David Eidman
36 years experience Dentistry
Mouth sore aid: Good hygiene helps. Often they will last 7-10 days regardless. Zilactin, an over- the-counter oral ointment will ease the pain.
Answered on Jan 23, 2013
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Kanka: This is a tiny bottle of relief. It comes w/ an applicator. Use it as often as you like. It is over the counter and will coat and soothe.My patients love it!
Answered on Jan 31, 2013
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