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Home Remedy For Canker Sore On Gum
Canker sore cocktail: Rinse for 10 seconds with an equal mixture of maalox stomach medicine, liquid benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and chloroseptic sore throat medicine. Then rub orajel on the sore. Next place a small amount of salt on your finger and hold it against the sore for ten seconds. Repeat 3-4 times a day. If you are prone to canker sores, your dentist or doctor can prescribe an anti-viral. ...Read more
Canker sores: Is very common after tooth extraction. 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. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more
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
Shortly: Rinse, gargle, time will usually resolve in 2-3 weeks unless ongoing trauma ...Read more
Swollen gums then a canker sore on top of it appeared after I irritated gums by eating chips. Any remedies? Lymph node swollen as well.
Dental sore: This could be from the chips, either trauma from eating them or high salt content. If you problem worsens or does not improve over the next few weeks, I would recommend you see a dentist or oral surgeon for further evaluation ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes, you can get canker sores on the gums, cheeks, the soft palate (the back upper portion of your mouth) and very commonly on the tongue. They tend to be round, white or gray in color, and have a red edge or border around them. Citrus fruits and acidic fruits and vegetables can exacerbate or trigger them, as can dental trauma or even braces. They generally heal within a week or two. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Canker sores (also called aphtus ulcers) normally grow on movable mucosa of the mouth. Meaning the thin movable areas of the mouth which connects the lips to the attached gums (around the gum-tooth line). If a lesion appears on the facial side of the attached gums. .. It can be different things and less likely a canker sore. Please see your dentist, ; he might wanna refer you to a specialist. ...Read more
Not a canker sore: Canker sores don't appear on the gums, they are usually on the soft tissue in the mouth or at the base of the gums, they usually disappear in one or 2weeks and they are painful, If it not going away, it is safe to consult a dentist. ...Read more
Appearance/location: Also the history, and duration of the lesion all factor into a proper diagnosis. The treatments are different so get it evaluated by a dentist or primary care provider familiar with oral lesions to be sure. .. ...Read more
My daughter got what I think is a canker sore. Its a white spot on her gum n it got longer today. Is that what they look like?
Sounds like it: But it could be from other causes. Why don't you take her to her dentist just to be sure. ...Read more
Canker sore care: Eat softer foods and avoid acidly foods (soda, ketchup, tomato sauce, etc.). Rinse with warm salt water several time a day. If it interferes with eating have the. Rinse (don't swallow) with a mixture of malox and liquid benadryl (diphenhydramine). They usually resolve in 7-10 days. If other cold symptoms develop then see your MD. ...Read more
Not usually: Although trauma may possibly trigger a canker sore, I suspect that it is more likely that the canker sore was already about to erupt when the trauma occurs. Chicken or egg first? ...Read more
I got over a canker sore, but it left a change in the shape of my gums., what would you recommend?
This is unusual: Gum problem, see a gum specialist, a periodontist. ...Read more
Developed a canker sore inside my lower gums, is it unusual for it to still be here for over three weeks? What can help heal?
Too long: Length of presence of the lesion makes me think it's not a "canker sore." Important you have lesion evaluated by your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
3-5 days: Canker sore is noncontagious, non infectious, and cannot transmitted sexually. Treatment of stomatitis involved keeping the area clean to prevent bacterial superinfection. Your dentist can use laser to help aid in healing. Numbing medication such as orajel, orabase, or chloraseptic spray can help to alleviate discomfort. Topical antiseptic or corticosteroid can help healing. ...Read more
Need exam please: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...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?
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
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
Very top of my gum hurts, I think it's like a canker sore but there's no bump just kinda swollen. I don't think it's an oral problem, happened before?
Dental abscess: The most common type of dental abscess is a periapical abscess (tooth), and the second most common is a periodontal abscess (gums) or combination of both tooth-gum abscess, regardless if the tooth has a filing. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Is if normal for my canker sore to hurt badly, it's located on my lower gumline by my gums. I can't push on my cheek. Help?
Canker sores: Are not pleasant and can be very painful. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) and recurrent aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Your dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse corticosteroid ointment to control the pain and irritation. ...Read more
Jaw: I don't think that the jaw soreness is related to the canker sore. But, cankers can occur on any type of mucocutaneous tissue. ...Read more
Can canker sores on gums of the teeth to swell up? Will it subside after the canker sore is healed?
I have a canker sore on upper gum near cheek, and now have a pain at my jawline/neck on the same side. What can I do to treat the pain?
How can I tell if this is an abscess or canker sore? I've never had either and it's a small white/yellow pin sized bump under my gum that doesn't hurt. What should I do about it?
See your dentist!: Usually cankor sores or herpetic lesions will hurt terribly and the virus can spread so don't touch it! . Infection around teeth can form and try find a natural way to drain. A whitish/yellow bump may have a little hole in the middle through which pus drains. This is what you may be seeing. Either way, you need to find out what it is and have it treated. Go see your dentist. ...Read more
I have a canker sore on my left molar gum line, but now my molar hurts, when I chew food or move tongue? Is this normal?
I currently have a canker sore on my gum, I found a good size knot under the mandible on right side. The knot is sore. Should I see a doctor?
best to see Dr: Could be a a swollen gland, but always best to see a dr. ...Read more