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Can you get a canker sore after a tooth extraction?

Can you get a canker sore after a tooth extraction?

????: Yes, but the extraction is not the cause of the canker sore. The virus that causes the sores is in your system. The extraction just "stresses" the body to react to the virus. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction 6 days ago. Very sore gums and inside the socket looks like a canker sore. Any suggestions what this might be? On Amoxicillin.

Tooth extraction 6 days ago. Very sore gums and inside the socket looks like a canker sore. Any suggestions what this might be? On Amoxicillin.

Consult you dentist: The tissue inside the socket is probably granulation tissue. If the dentist gave you an antibiotic this probably means the area was infected at the time of extraction. It is advisable to keep in close contact with the dentist/surgeon until the area heals. ...Read more

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Canker sore At the sides of the lips 3 days after the extraction of wisdom tooth. What do I do? Please help

Canker sore At the sides of the lips 3 days after the extraction of wisdom tooth. What do I do? Please help

Canker sore: Usually heal on its own in about a week or two. If the sores continue to persist or painful, visit your dentist. Depending severity of the sore, dentists prescribe antimicrobial mouth rinses, corticosteroid ointments, or a prescription to reduce the pain. I hope this helps. If you say this is not enough and want more answer then make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted last friday 4-18-14; and i now have a canker sore by the bottom right extraction site. Is this normal?

I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted last friday 4-18-14; and i now have a canker sore by the bottom right extraction site. Is this normal?

Canker sores: This is normal. Canker sores, also known as mouth ulcers or mouth blisters, usually heal on its own in about a week or two. If the sores continue to persist, or are large or painful, visit your dentist. Depending on the nature and severity of the sore, dentists prescribe antimicrobial mouth rinses, corticosteroid ointments, or a prescription to reduce the pain and irritation. ...Read more

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5dys after 4wisdom teeth extracted. Have bad canker sore by extraction site. And 2 not so bad ones. What can I do about to get rid of them?

Salt water rinse: Hi amanda, unfortunately the sores will need to run their course. When caught early, they can be shortened in duration with a soft tissue laser. Rinsing with warm salt water may help. ...Read more

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Can you get canker sore on gum behind back tooth?

Can you get canker sore on gum behind back tooth?

Of course: Canker sores are small sores that appear on the inside of the mouth, the cheeks, the inside of the lips, the tongue and anywhere on the gum. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I've got a canker sore behind wisdom tooth. What should I do?

I've got a canker sore behind wisdom tooth. What should I do?

Canker sore: Nothing cures canker sores or prevents recurrence. However, many over the counter antiseptic and pain-relief medications can ameliorate pain, prevent infection and promote healing. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore right on my gum under my tooth it hurts so bad and it's hurting my tooth should I see a dr if it doesn't get better?

I have a canker sore right on my gum under my tooth it hurts so bad and it's hurting my tooth should I see a dr if it doesn't get better?

Canker sore: Canker sores normally heal by themselves in 7-10 days. Their appearance is flat and whitish-grey in color. If the area is swollen, if there is any discharge, if the tooth hurts to bite on it, then i agree with dr spector that it may be an abcessed tooth. If it doesn't get better in 7-10 days, see your dentist. ...Read more

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17yrs old - behind my 5th tooth(counting from right side front tooth) on the gum, for 1wk or so I have what feels like a deep cut or canker sore?

17yrs old - behind my 5th tooth(counting from right side front tooth) on the gum, for 1wk or so I have what feels like a deep cut or canker sore?

Options: based on your description that is an upper right 2nd bicuspid or tooth #4, If behind means on the palatal side of the tooth, it could be an ulcer or abscess. If behind means close to the tooth behind it, it could be a gum or bone problem. Suggest you see a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have my wisdom tooth coming in a little crooked so it scraped the side of my cheek and created what i think is a canker sore. It's really bad....

I have my wisdom tooth coming in a little crooked so it scraped the side of my cheek and created what i think is a canker sore. It's really bad....

Might just be ulcer: Are you referring to your maxillary wisdom tooth? If it is erupting towards your cheek, then when you're closing your mouth, your pinching the mucosa between the tooth and the bone. Have that tooth taken out asap.. As it continues to grow, you will no longer be able to close your mouth because of the pain... I've seen it so many times. ...Read more

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I have a large canker sore that is very painful and I also noticed that a tooth nearby has all of a sudden developed a black line at it's base. Ideas?

I have a large canker sore that is very painful and I also noticed that a tooth nearby has all of a sudden developed a black line at it's base. Ideas?

Two problems: 1. Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. The cause is unknown. These lesions are bumpy and painful. Topical medications OTC applied directly, mouthwashes, and oral medications can relieve pain or inflammation. 2. Black line stains are calculus, decay or a simple stain. Re.: visit your dentist to solve this small problem. ...Read more

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Have bad canker sore from recent cavity filled tooth irritation of cheek. am not feeling well and have fever of 100.3. no tooth pain. is this normal?

Canker sore?: Canker sores do not cause fevers. You may have a viral infection...cold or flu. If the canker sore does not heal in 7-10 days, have it examined by your dentist. If the fever persists, see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Canker sore caused by intubation equipment causing trauma under tounge on back right gum near back tooth. Normal? Treatment? It's been over 2 wks

Sore: If it's been a full 2 weeks and the sore is still there it's probably not a canker sore. May be tissue that was irritated during your procedure. Pleased have your Dentist physically examine the area and advise you. ...Read more

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What can cause my gum to be getting more sore (after tooth extraction)?

What can cause my gum to be getting more sore (after tooth extraction)?

Evaluation: Most extractions heal uneventfully, but sometimes there are complications. Have your dentist evaluate you for dry socket, or even a sharp edge of bone poking through the gum. You did not say how long ago the tooth was extracted. ...Read more

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Hard sore bumps after wisdom tooth extraction. What could this be from?

Hard sore bumps after wisdom tooth extraction. What could this be from?

Post Extraction: Hard sore bumps after wisdom tooth extraction? This question requires more information such as time frame after surgery, location of sore areas etc. In any case i suggest that you return to the performing health care provider for an exam and to evaluate whether you are healing appropriately and have your concerns addressed. ...Read more

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