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Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?

Can you get canker sores on your tongue? And if so how do you get rid of them? And why do canker soars occur?

Yes: Stress, excess acid, irritation from a rough tooth, food allergy-multiple reasons, sometimes you need antiviral treatment as a prophylaxis, sometimes reflux treated, often using sliver nitrate heals them faster. 2o% Benzocaine gel is great for the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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When I was younger I used to get canker sores all the time but I recently had my tongue pierced. Now I have one again. What do I do to get rid of it?

When I was younger I used to get canker sores all the time but I recently had my tongue pierced. Now I have one again. What do I do to get rid of it?

Be sure of diagnosis: 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 herpes simplex 1 and instead i get canker sores on my tongue what can I do to get rid of them faster or prevent them?

Different Causes: Hsv & aphthous ulcers can both benefit from in-office laser therapy (takes less than 5 minutes and significantly reduces pain and length of the presence of the lesions. Hsv episodes can be reduced and on occasion "prevented" with a daily Valtrex (valacyclovir) regimen. Aphthous ulcers, unless you are lucky to have pinpointed what cause yours to surface more readily, there is not a medication that you can take. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of canker sores help please?

How can I get rid of canker sores help please?

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

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What tips do you have to get rid of canker sores?

What tips do you have to get rid of canker sores?

Kanka: Canker sores heal on their own time, usually 7-10 days. Nothing can speed up the healing. However, otc kanka, an elixir of Benzocaine and tincture of benzoin, will coat and soothe and give you needed relief. It is inexpensive and can be used as often as you mile. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of canker sores/ulcers?

How can I get rid of canker sores/ulcers?

Not much: Canker sores heal in about 10 days regardless of treatment or not. They are definitely a nuisance. As of now i know of nothing that speeds up healing, just palliative measures to make it feel better. ...Read more

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Get rid of canker sores, how?

Get rid of canker sores, how?

Cancer 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 (diphenhydramine) in your mouth. Spit out after about a minute. Avoid eating spicy food or food that is hot (high temperature). Please call your dentist if the >. ...Read more

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How to get rid of canker sores.?

How to get rid of canker sores.?

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 more

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How can I get rid of canker sores?

How can I get rid of canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are self-limiting, and usually heal on their own in 7-10 days. If you have multiple sores, recurrent sores, or any sore that lasts longer than 10 days, see your dentist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of canker sores?

How do you get rid of canker sores?

Canker sores: Canker sores , called aphthous ulcers will usually go away in about 7-10 days.They can be very uncomfortable though while waiting for them to heal. See if your dentist has a laser, if so they can use the laser to eliminate the pain. ...Read more

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