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Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
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Can you get a canker sore after a tooth extraction?

Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
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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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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Aphthous stomatitis is also known as Canker sore. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are small, light-colored, painful sores ...Read more


Dr. Allan Hawryluk
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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.

Dr. Allan Hawryluk
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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.

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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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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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

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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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: 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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Dr. Dell Goodrick
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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?

Dr. Dell Goodrick
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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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Dr. Sherly Alex
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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?

Dr. Sherly Alex
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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?

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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Dr. Aaron Cregger
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I have a canker sore after tooth filling injection. How do I get rid of it?

Dr. Aaron Cregger
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I have a canker sore after tooth filling injection. How do I get rid of it?

Wait!!: It will go away on its own in 7-10 days. Orabase by colgate is a great topical relief. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
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Are swollen glands common with canker sores? Could I have an infection? I have had a huge canker sore on my cheek now I have a small ones on my tounge, lip, and back near my wisdom tooth and my glands are swollen and feels better after i brush.

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Are swollen glands common with canker sores? Could I have an infection? I have had a huge canker sore on my cheek now I have a small ones on my tounge, lip, and back near my wisdom tooth and my glands are swollen and feels better after i brush.

Yes: The glands are lymph nodes which are part of your body's defense mechanism. When fighting off infection, they may swell up and become tender. The location of the sores you mention and the swelling of the glands leads me to suspect that you might be having an episode of herpes in conjunction with the aphthous ulcers. You might want to see your dentist or family md for an evaluation. Feel better. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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....

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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....

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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Dr. Paul Grin
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin
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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?

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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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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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?

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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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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Canker Sore (Definition)

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are small, light-colored, painful sores ...Read more


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