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Is it ever that a canker sore cause ear and tooth pain?

Is it ever that a canker sore cause ear and tooth pain?

Ear and tooth pain: This might be a rotten tooth or an ear ache. Not a canker. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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I have what I believe is a canker sore on my cheek. Are canker sores accompanied with tooth pain? When I try to eat it burns and hurts my teeth

I have what I believe is a canker sore on my cheek. Are canker sores accompanied with tooth pain? When I try to eat it burns and hurts my teeth

Please: Please see your Dentist for an informed diagnosis rather than just an "I believe." Once lesion properly identified, appropriate treatment can be administered. ...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 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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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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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, you're 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 canker sore after tooth filling injection. How do I get rid of it?

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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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 on 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 than make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...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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Can canker sores on gums of the teeth to swell up? Will it subside after the canker sore is healed?

Can canker sores on gums of the teeth to swell up? Will it subside after the canker sore is healed?

Yes and yes: Canker sore is associated with inflammation and thus gum swelling is not unexpected. It too will subside along with the canker sores within a day or two. ...Read more

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Hello!I am having a canker sore in the inner right cheek. It's pretty high, very near the teeth. When I touched it, it feels like a ganglion. What to do?

Hello!I am having a canker sore in the inner right cheek. It's pretty high, very near the teeth. When I touched it, it feels like a ganglion. What to do?

Is it painful?: How long have you had it? I recommend l-lysine (see image) ointment and to stay away from anything acidic (tomato sauce, citrus, etc) which can make the pain worse. Also, to prevent from biting it in your sleep, ointment + gauze and cover it at night. If it is not gone within a week please see a dentist to make sure this is what it is! ...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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Can hiv be transmitted from a lipstick if it had blood on it? Lipstick got on my teeth and I had a canker sore it may have rubbed against.

Can hiv be transmitted from a lipstick if it had blood on it? Lipstick got on my teeth and I had a canker sore it may have rubbed against.

Hi Joseph: Although I'm not a medical Dr, Here's an answer from Dr Thomas P Connelly, DDS online : "Can I get HIV from sharing a toothbrush or similar?" (Although Herpes) can B transmitted that way, everything I have found on HIV suggests it's NOT transferred via saliva (5). So rest easy, unless blood was involved, it's not likely you will get HIV from sharing such, but w' chapped, bleeding lips take caution ...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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Gums along right side of my top teeth are swollen, canker sore is almost done healing on this side right now, what is this? Anything serious?

Unlikely: It may take up to a week for the gum inflammation to go down. Be patient. If it still hasn't healed a week or more after the canker has gone, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Why does my canker sore bleed on my tongue, and looks as if their may be a small hole on the location? I recently just had my wisdom teeth removed

Canker sores: Is the most common oral lesions. Most tongue ulcers, infections will clear up by themselves within a week or two. You should see your GP or dentist if the ulcer gets worse or lasts for longer than 2 weeks. Take care. ...Read more

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I am having canker sore in teeth root and also tonsilitis,I took amoxcyllin for 3 days after that suddenly getting high fever what could be the cause?

I am having canker sore in teeth root and also tonsilitis,I took amoxcyllin for 3 days after that suddenly getting high fever what could be the cause?

Stop amoxicillin: As far as I can tell, a strep infection has not been documented thus whether you need Amoxicillin. I suspect that you are developing a drug fever to amoxicillin and need to discontinue it immediately before you get sicker. ...Read more

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Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Can you have a canker sore on your gums? On the side near where the teeth are and not just the inner cheek, tongue, or inside of the lips?

Yes: Recurrent aphthous ulcers are very common on the soft tissue just below the margin of the gum tissue as opposed to a "cold sore" which are recurrent herpetic lesions which respond to Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir). They also look like blisters before since they have fluid inside them. Aphthous ulcers can recur in the same spots but do not develop a blister. A Rx for Kenalog in Orabase may help for pain. ...Read more

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I bit my lip fairly hard on friday and have a huge canker sore in front of my lower teeth. I have been rinsing with salt water and baking soda. But it is still very painful! What would you suggest?

Numbing: Pick up a tie of Orabase-B at your drug store. Dab small amount onto lesion with q-tip. Should be a little better every day. If not, see your Dentist to check for infection. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more