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Doctor insights on: How To Get Rid Of Ulcer Sore On Your Gum

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Are there sure ways to get rid of this cold sore/ulcer?

Try applying ice.: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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What should I do to get rid of a mouth ulcer/canker sore?

What should I do to get rid of a mouth ulcer/canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get rid of canker sore ( mouth ulcer )?

Can i tell me how i can get rid of canker sore ( mouth ulcer )?

Most often they : Will resolve without any treatment. 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). ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen sore gums?

How to get rid of swollen sore gums?

See your dentist: Swollen sore gums is usually due to gingivitis or a foreign body (food) in the pocket of the gums. Also, certain medications, such as dilantin, can also cause gum swelling. Assuming regular brushing and flossing are currently being done, best to see your dentist to find the cause and implement a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Sore white gum under my tooth. What could this be and how can I get rid of it?

Sore white gum under my tooth. What could this be and how can I get rid of it?

Yes probably: If the gum has been injured, from trauma or infection, then the surface will be a different color as it regenerates, it should return to a salmon pink color. If the tissue remains the same color i.E white for longer than two weeks, then it should be evaluated by a professional. It could be cancerous. ...Read more

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What's the best and fastest way to get rid of the pain from a sore gum due to the cap being too high? The dentist filed it down to fix it but it'sstill sore.

What's the best and fastest way to get rid of the pain from a sore gum due to the cap being too high? The dentist filed it down to fix it but it'sstill sore.

OTC pain meds +: Take some advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you normally take for a headache. You might need another bite adjustment or you may have a problem with the fit, or the nerve of the tooth may be inflamed. Let your dentist know what you are feeling. ...Read more

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I don't have any insurance and my lower gums are red and sore, I need something to get rid of this infection. What can I use?

I don't have any insurance and my lower gums are red and sore, I need something to get rid of this infection. What can I use?

Dental care: It is important that you see a dentist and get this infection treated ASAP. You do it need insurance to see a dentist. If cost is an issue then go to a lower cost clinic or a dental school near by. Your local dental society can help you find a low cost clinic. Don't wait, it will not get better on its own. ...Read more

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

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 get rid of a stomach ache? Probably filled with gas or peptic ulcers

How do I get rid of a stomach ache? Probably filled with gas or peptic ulcers

Diet: Avoidance of coffee, alcohol, carbonated drinks, no smoking. Small meals, bland diet, nothing spicy. Ranitidine or a proton pump inhibitor- if available over the counter: omeprazole, lansoprazole, if above measures not enough to control symptoms. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms at next visit. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more