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How To Get Rid Of Canker Sores From Braces
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small, shallow, and painful lesions on the tongue, inner cheek, or at the base of the gums, usually with a white or yellow center surrounded by redness. They may occur spontaneously or after a minor injury such as a cheek bite. They usually heal in one to two weeks, but larger sores may persist for ...Read more
A virus--ugh!: If you use antivirals they will be gone in 7 days--if you do nothing they will be gone in 1 week. Sorry, but there is some truth to the sarcasm. Acyclovir ointment can be applied to the sores. Anesthetic creams can reduce acute pain. I recommend keeping yourself fit to fight the viruses with healthy foods and proper sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Laser Treatment: A way to get rid of sores in your mouth is to have your dentist perform a laser treatment on the sore, which is not painful and takes about 10-15 minutes for the sore to be treated and removed. Also, if you are unable to go into the dentist office, you can swish with an alcoholic mouthwash twice per day to clean the area and help the sore heal. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: After tonsillitis and finishing the treatment, you just need to give your body time to heal and regenerate normal tissues. The whiteness that you are referring to is a layer of devitalized or dead surface tissues that all will be replaced by normal, but this can take several weeks. Stay well-hydrated and gargle with warm dilute salt water. ...Read more
Do ALL of these : Take 1 200 mg Advil (ibuprofen) 4x/day w full meal or lots of liquids. Rinse 4x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Put Orthodontic Wax onto "stickers." Dab Orabase-B onto sore spots w Q-Tip. Eat soft high-protein diet. Ask Orthodontic Specialist to adjust your appliances. ...Read more
That's a lot: Multiple sores in the mouth is not real common. There are also many different kinds of sores, causes and solutions. Common aphthous ulcers tend to take about 7-10 days to go away. See your dentist for a diagnosis. Rinsing with warm salt water helps. Also orabase b can speed up the healing while offering slight numbing from the benzocaine. ...Read more
Treat the cause: If it is viral (herpes infection), use Acyclovir or antiviral medication. If canker sore (apthuous ulcer), keep clean to prevent bacterial infection and it will resolve in 5 days or use laser treatment. If caused by trauma due to cheek or tongue biting, treat the occlusion (grinding, adjust occlusion, or crowns). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker sore: If you have a canker sore ( aphthous ulcer) you can rinse your mouth w warm salt water. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times a day. Another option is to swish a mix of 1 part milk of magnesia ; 1 part liquid Benadryl in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Nsaid's or tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scientific Rx: I'm sorry you had to ask. Topical benzoyl peroxide clears most mild acne in two weeks, but if you characterize your lesions as "sores", it's time to make an appointment with your personal physician for stronger rx. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, serious disease that is a grave personal and professional liability; it can always be managed scientifically if you're compliant. Best wishes. ...Read more
Prevent trigger: See prior answers relating to these for much more discussion. Each person usually finds that certain things trigger them, e.g. Citrus fruits, lack of sleep, weight loss, iron, vitamin B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, trauma, braces. There are some systemic diseases associated with these: crohn's, behcets, celiac disease. Also think of hot drinks. Oragel topically or antiviral rx early on may help. ...Read more
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