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Need home remedy for a canker sore?

Need home remedy for a canker sore?

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

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Any good canker sore home remedy and prevention ideas?

Any good canker sore home remedy and prevention ideas?

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

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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.

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

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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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Can you get canker sore on top gums?

Can you get canker sore on top gums?

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

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Can you get a painless canker sore on your gums?

Can you get a painless canker sore on your gums?

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

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I have what looks like a canker sore on my gum. It has been there for 3+ wks. It doesn't hurt.

I have what looks like a canker sore on my gum. It has been there for 3+ wks. It doesn't hurt.

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

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How can I tell if I have a canker sore or herpes on my gums?

How can I tell if I have a canker sore or herpes on my gums?

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

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What will help canker sore on gums?

What will help canker sore on gums?

B vitamins: Swish and spit with peroxide and mouthwash will help. (may sting a bit). Homeopathic rhus toxicodendron will help. Recurrent canker sores will improve with a vitamin b complex as well. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore under my gum what should I do?

I have a canker sore under my gum what should I do?

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

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Is it normal for me to get a canker sore when I ran into something with my gums?

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Is it normal for me to get a canker sore when I ran into something with my gums?

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

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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

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of a canker sore on my gums?

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

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How do I know if I have gum disease or some viral sores or canker sore flare-up?

How do I know if I have gum disease or some viral sores or canker sore flare-up?

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?

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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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

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Why would my gum bleed or feel like I have a canker sore right after eating acidic fruit?

Periodontal disease: Your gums may be sensitive to the fruit acids especially if you have periodontitis, the disease that affects the tissues surrounding the tooth. ...Read more

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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

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I have a canker sore on my gum and it hurts really badly. Can canker sore cause jaw soreness?

I have a canker sore on my gum and it hurts really badly. Can canker sore cause jaw soreness?

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

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I have 3 white canker sore like marks on back of gums and bump under jaw. Any tips?

I have 3 white canker sore like marks on back of gums and bump under jaw. Any tips?

Time: No magic bullet but topical antibiotic may possibly be helpful for some. Others have tried table salt (painful) with success. A doctor may also prescribe a cortisone paste for the condition. ...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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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?

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?

Pain: I am wondering if the pain you are experiencing is because of the pain of the canker sore. If you are not already, try one of the numbing pastes or liquid medicines that you apply directly to the sore several times a day. You can also take ibuprofen (label directions). ...Read more

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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

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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 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?

Single Solution: For 2 separate problems. 1. Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. 2. Tooth pain. Regardless, schedule an appointment to see your dentist, because the tooth pain will not go away without treatment. See your dentist. ...Read more

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