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Is painless canker sore possible? Cos I have one now

Is painless canker sore possible? Cos I have one now

Oral cancer?: Canker sores and oral herpes always hurt. Oral cancer sores may not. See your doctor soon. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more


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Can you get a painless canker sore on your gums?

Can you get a painless canker sore on your gums?

Very unlikely: Canker sores (also called aphtus ulcers) normally grow on movable mucosa of the mouth. Meaning the thin movable areas of the mouth which connects the lips to the attached gums (around the gum-tooth line). If a lesion appears on the facial side of the attached gums. .. It can be different things and less likely a canker sore. Please see your dentist, ; he might wanna refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a canker sore painlessly?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a canker sore painlessly?

Topical antibiotic: Applying a topical antibiotic to the sore may hasten the recovery but I have not read of any publication related to this practice. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on my tounge and I have white line on both cheeks no pain?

I have a canker sore on my tounge and I have white line on both cheeks no pain?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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What's a quick and painless way to get rid of a canker sore?

What's a quick and painless way to get rid of a canker sore?

See your dentist: Canker sore is the most common oral lesion. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your dentist for consultation. If your dentist has a diode laser in their office, this is another great option for treating canker sores immediately. ...Read more

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Had a white painful canker sore behind molar went away. Now three small white dots appeared there again but they are painless. I do smoke.?

Had a white painful canker sore behind molar went away. Now three small white dots appeared there again but they are painless. I do smoke.?

See Dentist: Best to see your Dentist for evaluation while they are still there. Lesions like this are typically aphthous ulcers, herpes lesions, or pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions. Go get it checked out, especially as a smoker. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a white patch that looks like a canker sore but does not hurt behind my left tonsil.

I have a white patch that looks like a canker sore but does not hurt behind my left tonsil.

How long?: If this has been present for weeks or months, it is likely from scarring from a previous infection. If this is new, give it a couple of weeks to see if it does go away. If you are still concerned, ask your doctor or dentist to take a look at it. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my bottom lip that looks like a canker sore without the white thing on top. Its recurring & lasts for a few months. No pain.

I have a sore on my bottom lip that looks like a canker sore without the white thing on top. Its recurring & lasts for a few months. No pain.

Sore on lip: Any sore that lasts longer than 7-10 days, or any sore that re-occurs should be examined and probably biopsied.
See your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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My canker sore (top right lip) looks deep blood red as if it's been scratched to bits, is this normal? I'm experiencing no pain at the moment.

My canker sore (top right lip) looks deep blood red as if it's been scratched to bits, is this normal? I'm experiencing no pain at the moment.

See your MD: If you have a painless lesion on your lip that is like an ulcer you should see a physician right away and get tested for STDs please. A painless lesion could be a chancre and it would be safest to get you tested. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore for 6 months and it has not healed. Is it oral cancer? It is located on ground of my lips and does not hurt.

I have a canker sore for 6 months and it has not healed. Is it oral cancer? It is located on ground of my lips and does not hurt.

Not likely but it: Needs to be examined. It is not feasible to provide a more informed opinion, without examining the lesion. It would be prudent to see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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What a canker sore?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more

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What causes a canker sore?

What causes a canker sore?

It is unknown: ...but some studies had shown it is triggered by changes in temperature, hormones, trauma, allergy, ...etc. ...Read more

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How is canker sore treated?

How is canker sore treated?

Canker sore: OTC treatments can help. Avoid spicy and acidic foods and drinks. Your dentist can help ...Read more

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Huge canker sore, what to do!?

Laser: Find a dentist with alaser wo knows how too treat these. Relief can come in minutes. ...Read more

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Why does alum help canker sore?

Alum for canker sore: The best home remedy for canker sore is to put a chip of alum on top of the sore. Alum removes the moisture from the ulcer and promotes the healing. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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