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Mouth Sores From Braces
Just got braces. Molar band cleat is cutting my tongue. How can I fix this? Relieve the pain? Promote healing? Are mouth sores fron braces serious?
See Orthodontist: See your qualified orthodontic specialist (i hope you're seeing a specialist). He can tuck in the cleat in seconds. Until then, treat this non-serious (except for the discomfort you are having) problem w 1 200mg advil (ibuprofen) every 4hrs, rinse3x/day w 1tsp salt in8 oz warm water, put the wax your orthodontist gave you onto the cleat, and dab orabase-b onto sore spot w q-tip. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more
Depends: That all really depends on the type of sore. Sores can occur for a variety of reasons, trauma, viral infection, autoimmune response, bacterial infection, chronic irritation, and so on. My best guess is that you are referring to canker sores. These are usually caused by reaction to some type of food or stress. They are autoimmune reactions and sometimes are severe enough to require meds. ...Read more
Unknown cause.: Agree. Aphthous ulcers. Sodium lauryl sulfate (a soap commonly found in toothpaste) exposure prolongs healing time. Dexamethasone ( ? Steroids in general) speed healing. Consider compounded mouthwash 2 tsp 4-6 x per day swish and spit. 100 ml Dexamethasone 0.1 mg/ ml elixir 100 ml Diphenhydramine 2.5 mg/ ml elixir 90 ml viscous Lidocaine 2% 60 ml Nystatin 100, 000u suspension. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (ras) is a common condition, restricted to the mouth, that starts in childhood or adolescence as recurrent small, round, or ovoid ulcers with circumscribed margins, erythematous haloes, and yellow or gray floors. A positive family history of similar ulcers is common, and the natural history is typically of resolution in the third decade.Not related to adipex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tincture of time...: There's a saying about canker sores: they heal in 7 days if treated, and one week if you don't. The primary focus is pain management. Over the counter topical anesthetic products, available over the counter at your local pharmacy, will help. Frequent or particularly severe bouts of oral ulceration should be formally assessed by your dentist to rule out more serious conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause is not known: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth sores: There are several different types of mouth sores. Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) and cold sores are the most common. Some are due to a viral infection, some from irritation or trauma. Other sores may be due to chronic gum disease, systemic infections, smoking/chewing tobacco, oral cancer. If you have a sore that has not healed within 10 days, have it checked asap by a dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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