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How To Get Rid Of Sores In The Mouth
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
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
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
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
Use Canker Cover: Painful mouth sores are usually canker sores (aphthous ulcer) which are found on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, the tip of your tongue, or the roof of your month. They will usually go away in 7 - 10 days. There are many natural remedies, but i like canker cover by quantum health, which is a patch that will cover the sore. If you have a lot of sores you should see your dentist. ...Read more
Angular Cheilitis: Treatment depends on the cause. Angular Cheilitis can be caused by dry lips, viral or bacterial infections, poor nutrition (iron deficiency and riboflavin to name a couple) as well as more serious systemic conditions. Suggest treating with something like Abreva® for a short time if this is new issue. If it is recurrent then some lab testing may be helpful to identify nutritional deficiencies, etc. ...Read more
Cold sore: Although there is no cure for canker sores and they often recur, you may be able to reduce their frequency by: 1. Avoiding foods that irritate your mouth, including citrus fruits and acidic vegetables and spicy foods 2. Avoiding irritation from gum chewing 3. Brushing with a soft-bristled brush after meals and flossing daily, which will keep your mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore. ...Read more
Stress or trauma: Canker sores can be more common during periods of high stress, trauma and vitamin deficiency. They will heal in about 10 days to 2 weeks. Over the counter medications can make you feel better. Avoid spicy food that can be irritating. Some people are sensitive to sodium laurel sulfate. Taking vitamin b complex supplements can prevent canker sore for many people. ...Read moreSee 3 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
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
Intra-oral or lip?: My patients often use "fever blister" for all ulcers or erosions that occur in the mouth or on the lips. They are different. On the lips are typically herpes simplex virus type 1, treated with oral acyclovir. In the mouth, the ulcer is called aphthous ulcer, which we treat with a topical steroid. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Anti-virals: Treatment with daily antivirals can help and topical creams can lessen the size and decrease days of pain. See your dentist... Chuck. ...Read more
It depends: You need to find out what is causing it. I have treated several cold sores (virus) cases with laser and have get 100% no reoccurrence. Now, if the origin is food or any other kind of acids you can have your dentist prescript a mouth rinse commonly call magic swizzle to alleviate the discomfort and help in reducing the healing time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mainly time: The main thing is just time there are some medications that can decrease pain (i.e., viscous lidocaine) and increase speed of recovery (i.e., steroids). Also, cauterizing the sore can speed healing and decrease pain. Most toothpastes have a detergent called sls (sodium laureth sulfate) that may cause these sores. Get a toothpaste that doesnt have sls, i.e., biotine cancer sore relief. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Wil heal: What were you eating that cut your mouth? Are you sure there are cuts and not something else? Allergy, virus, other causes? If it is from food then you need to avoid this in the future. Cuts in the mouth heal in a few days. Warm salt water rinses will, help you feel better. If it does. Ot heal in a week see a dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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