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A 56-year-old female asked:

My canker sores wont go?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Dental visit: True canker sores are helped by sme medications, but you need a dental visit to make sure that is what you have and to get a prescription
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Canker sores: Generally takes 7-14 days to completely resolve. How long has it been in your case? If more and/or you are concerned see your own dentists for a definitive diagnosis. Any lesion lasting more that 2 weeks needs to be examined as there are lots of other similar types of lesions that require treatment. Some can be quite serious, while others are not. Get it examined if they persist.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are canker sores and when will they go away?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
They will heal: Canker sore will heal i. About 10 to 14 days. There are several factors that can make them occur. These are: trauma, stress, vitamin deficiencies, sensitivity to sls , and a compromised immune system being the most common.
Dr. Raymond Traver
Dentistry 35 years experience
i treat them with my laser and have gotten immediate relief
Jun 4, 2013
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I make canker sores go away?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Canker sores: They heal on their own in 7-10 days generally. There is little if anything we can do to speed up the recovery, although there are many OTC medications at your local pharmacy to help you feel better during the first few days which are the most painful. Salt water rinses may help. Personally, I just let them run their course and avoid spicy and acidic foods.

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