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What are the causes of mouth ulcers and what is the best way to get rid of them?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Why ulcers there: Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or it can be more serious even up to a cancer. This needs to be evaluated by a dentist for what it is and what is the best to do.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes mouth ulcers and what is the best way to get rid of them with OTC or prescription drugs?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Mouth Ulcers: Mouth ulcers can be caused by minor trauma to the oral cavity. Other causes include: stress & anxiety, hormonal changes, family history, foods like chocolate, coffee, peanuts, almonds, strawberries, cheese, tomatoes, wheat flour, stopping smoking, medical conditions like crohn's, coeliac disease, iron deficiency, reactive arthritis, B12 deficiency.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of mouth ulcers and what's best to rid them?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Why ulcers there: Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or it can be more serious even up to a cancer. This needs to be evaluated by a dentist for what it is and what is the best to do.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to get rid of mouth ulcers?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Mouth ulcers: There are a number of causes of mouth ulcers and most will heal within 7-10 days. If yours does not heal, feels like it is getting worse or you have swelling or increasing pain, then it is important to see a dentist. In the meantime avoid hot, spicy and acidic foods and drinks. OTC pain medications will help.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I have 2 mouth ulcers and wondered what causes them and what is best for getting rid of them and numbing them?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Colgate Orabase: With Benzocaine will "numb" the area and protect it too. Apply with a clean finger or q-tip. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you get canker sores frequently, try using a toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate (sls) such as fluoridex without sls. See your dentist too
A 33-year-old member asked:

Need expert advice on any advice on how to get rid of mouth ulcers or what causes them?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Why ulcers there : Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or it can be more serious even up to a cancer. This needs to be evaluated by a dentist for what it is and what is the best to do.

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