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Infected Canker Sore
Most don't: The mouth is pretty good at fighting off infections and most canker sores don't get infected. But if it is swollen and hot feeling, or has any exudate, you better see a dentist. Just because it has a whitish appearance to it, doesn't mean it's infected. ...Read more
I have a canker sore on the inside of my cheek is it normal to feel numbness on the inside on my cheek?
Canker Sores: You may be irritating the sore on the inside of your cheek if it is inflamed and you are chronically biting it. Often times, this may elicit feelings of tingling. Canker sores are generally viral in origin and the one describe may be infected. To be sure, i recommend that you visit your dds or an oral surgeon for an evaluation and/or a biopsy, it they deem it necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for my lower lip to still be swollen and tender where my canker sore is almost healed?
Not likely: Oral cancer is progressive. Most abnormalities in the oral cavity come and go. If you have an abnormal area that lasts for more than three weeks you should have someone examine it. You can reduce your risk of oral cancer by not smoking, not chewing tobacco, not drinking too much alcohol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I shared food with people I don't know too well, eating from same plate. Have a canker sore. Chances of contracting oral/genital herpes?
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