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How Do You Get Rid Of Sores On Your Tongue
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?
Dental cleaning: I assume you are referring to tobacco staining. This type of staining is very tenacious and difficult to remove. The only real option is to see your dentist about getting your teeth cleaned. A special instrument called an ultrasonic scaler is often required to effectively remove tobacco stain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker = Aphthous : Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain & accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of treatment. Biolase waterlase works well of lasers I have tried. Herpes is another possible ulcer. Oral cancer can also be an ulcer. See your dentist to find the right diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You cant...: They are normally viral and must run their course. A dentist can treat them to make them less painful. A laser can be used to make them hurt less. There are also over the counter meds that you can apply topically that accelerate healing and reduce pain such as abreva, zilactin, and oragell. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental visit: First you need a diagnosis to determine the source and cause of the problem in order to treat it schedule a dental visit asap. ...Read more
Limited options: If you are referring to an active cold sore, medications like Valtrex (valacyclovir) can speed healing a little bit, but it mostly needs just time. If you are talking about a true scar it will become less noticeable in time, but scars can really only be revised, not eliminated. Talk with a plastic surgeon about your management options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on whether the cause is trauma, you burned or hit it with food or your tooth brush or if the cause is an infection. For a trauma time, steroid creams prescribed by your dentist and warm water rinses should take care of the problem for an infection see your dentist. If the cause is an apthous ulcer or herpetic cause, your dentist can help you there as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plan: This question for cosmetologist or dermatologist who will see you. It's impossible to give recommendations Not seeing these spots. ...Read more
See Dentist/MD: Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are small blisters on the lip and around the mouth. The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, and then scab over after a few days. They usually heal after several days - 2 weeks. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. If you have a persistent problem with these blisters than you need to see a dentist or an md for farther diagnosis and tx. ...Read more
Unknown origin: We do not know what causes canker sores in each individual who has episodes of them. They are often related to stress, but can also be caused by certain foods, sharp areas of a tooth, or medications can be implicated. They usually disappear on their own in 1-2 weeks, but can be reduced in severity by using a prescription mouth rinse, such as chlorhexidine, or in extreme cases an oral steroid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Homemade rinse: I noticed a lot of questions about sores in the mouth today. Most of them are caused by viruses and will go away by themselves. Not from kissing! nothing will make them leave faster. But mixing Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with maalox (one to one mix) and swish around the mouth may give you relief from the burn and pain of the sores. Also avoid sour foods. You need to keep hydrated, cold drinks and popsicles help too. ...Read more
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