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A 18-year-old female asked:

do canker sores in mouth provide a direct access to bloodstream ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Minimal: Since the tissue is supplied with blood, you can expect that they are connected . Since canker sores are not likely to be from an infection per se (vs cold sores), they will not cause systemic invasion.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Not really : Anytime you have bleeding you have direct access to the blood stream. This includes biting your cheeks or tongue, periodontal disease, and cuts on your skin. Unless you cause addition trauma to the canker sore and cause it to bleed, you DO NOT have direct access to the blood stream.

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What to do for canker sores in mouth?

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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 20 years experience
Canker Sores: The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of simple canker sores. Certain foods -- including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) - can trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. It usually resolves in a week or 2 but minimizing irritation can help.

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