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Dentist said it is canker sours, and a gum infection i hav been using salt water and antibiotics, should I brush my teeth during this, what else can I do?
What to do?: You should always brush and floss and keep your mouth clean. Canker sores will go away on their own in 7-10 days. Your local pharmacy has numerous products to make things feel better meanwhile (or saltwater). I just ride it out myself. Gum infections require not only antibiotics but treatment as well. Your own dentist should be able to answer all your questions and treat you accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leave alone: Canker sores usually occur in the lip area as result of dry chapped lips contaminated with an oral virus. It can be caused by other conditions. Usually it will heal by itself in 1 - 2 weeks. Antiviral ointments such as kenalog (triamcinolone) can help improving healing. If the sore does not heal during this time other test including a biopsy might be in order. ...Read more
How long does it take for canker soar to go away? It hurts a lot ! it was two little ones now it became as one.
Canker Soars: Sometimes it could take a week. They are self limited. ...Read more
Several: 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. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface, dental appliance, braces, or ill fitting dentures can trigger them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer