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How does using salt water on canker sores help it, if it does even help?

How does using salt water on canker sores help it, if it does even help?

OUCH!: Salt water will hurt very badly if you rinse with it over a canker sore. The best treatment is to leave the canker sore alone. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

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What should I do to get rid of canker sores besides using warm salt water?

What should I do to get rid of canker sores besides using warm salt water?

Comfortable: Warm salt water generally irritates them more and prolongs healing. Use anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more

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How to keep mouth wound clean? Is the best way to keep it clean (is it the same as with canker sores, using salt water?

How to keep mouth wound clean? Is the best way to keep it clean (is it the same as with canker sores, using salt water?

Salt water will help: Salt water is good for keeping your oral wound clean. You can also use listerine, which will kill some of the germs in your mouth. The good news is that wounds in the mouth heal very quickly. ...Read more

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I have always got canker sores in mouth I have 3 now what's the best thing to do for them other then warm salt water?

I have always got canker sores in mouth I have 3 now what's the best thing to do for them other then warm salt water?

Canker sore : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Have a canker sore bottom left gum for a few days I just recently started doing the salt water thing right now my left jaw/under/neck is sore scared!!

Have a canker sore bottom left gum for a few days I just recently started doing the salt water thing right now my left jaw/under/neck is sore scared!!

Canker sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks only. They can be painful and can make eating and talking very difficult, can make your jaw under neck sore and are the most common oral lesions. It is always a good idea to visit your dentist to support the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have had a small white canker inside my mouth right below me teeth ont he inside of my lower lip. I have gargled salt water but it wont go away?

I have had a small white canker inside my mouth right below me teeth ont he inside of my lower lip. I have gargled salt water but it wont go away?

Canker sores: If it is truly a canker sore (aphthous ulcer) it can take up to 14 days to completely resolve. If it lasts longer, you have other symptoms, or you want to make sure that it is actually a canker sore, see your dentist for a one on one clinical evaluation. Regardless, all lesions lasting longer than 2 weeks need to be evaluated for more serious conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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