A 18-year-old female asked:
do canker sores in mouth provide a direct access to bloodstream ?
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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.
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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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A 41-year-old member asked:
What to do for canker sores in mouth?
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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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Last updated Dec 11, 2017
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