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Mouthwash For Mouth Sores
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
May irritate: you can try rinsing with the Colgate mouthwash and see if it irritates your ulcer. I'd advise using Rincinol by Butler Gum to help sooth the ulcer which should normally take a little over a week to resolve. If that doesn't help your Dentist can prescribe a special mouthwash to alleviate the discomfort. If it is still persistent have your dentist examine it. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
Yes and: Bacteria cause gum disease. Chlorhexidine helps kill the bacteria, but it cannot reach into the pocket (deep) where the harmful bacteria reside. Look into the perio protect method to see if you can find a dentist near you who can help treat the cause so you don't have the disease effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Can not hurt and might help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The medication has two function: anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. Remember that canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are different from herpes ulcers (cold sores). There are many triggers, and they are divided into minor and major. Symptomatic relief is usually all that can be provided -- and avoiding things that trigger the aphthae. ...Read more
What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?
Canker sores vs HSV: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the difference between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?
Cold vs Canker sores: A good source of information on this subject is: http://www.Uhs.Umich.Edu/coldcankersores. ...Read more
No cure- it's herpes: More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as acyclivro can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, although crest has not said anything about it, a lot of us dentists are seeing allergic reactions to the crest pro health mouthwash. There are two possible ingredients in it that is causing, pain, ulceration, white spots, and/or swelling. I would urge you to stop using it and use another mouthwash such as listerine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mouth sores: Assuming you have no medical or systemic illnesses, this sounds like a viral infection called acute herpetic gingivostomatitis. This is an infection of the mouth and gums caused by the herpes simplex virus. This infection will heal by itself in 7-10 days. Check with your dentist to confirm the infection and for suggestions to relieve the discomfort. Avoid spicy foods, drink plenty of fluids. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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