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Dr. Steven Koos
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
16 years in practice
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I've got a canker sore in my mouth right now and tomorrow I have to go to the dentistso should I go or let it heal first?

Dr. Steven Koos
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
16 years in practice
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I've got a canker sore in my mouth right now and tomorrow I have to go to the dentistso should I go or let it heal first?

Canker Sore: I would still keep your appointment. Perhaps they can laser treat it. They will be aware of it, it is not contagious, and they will comfortably work around it. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
40M people helped
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How to make a mouth sore heal faster?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
40M people helped
How to make a mouth sore heal faster?

Maybe canker sore?: Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the 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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Can you tell me how to heal a cold sore inside your mouth?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Can you tell me how to heal a cold sore inside your mouth?

Talk with your DR: about antiviral medications.

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Board Certified, Cardiology
18 years in practice
1M people helped
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Will gargling salt water help heal mouth sore or at least make it less sore?

Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Board Certified, Cardiology
18 years in practice
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Will gargling salt water help heal mouth sore or at least make it less sore?

Mouth Sore: Yes. It provides some sort of relief.. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
428K people helped
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Burned roof of mouth a few days ago now it still is sore and tissue is swollen could be infected how can I heal it faster?

Dr. R Lee Hinson
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
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Burned roof of mouth a few days ago now it still is sore and tissue is swollen could be infected how can I heal it faster?

Without further : Additional injury, the burn should resolve in 10-14 days since the accident, probably another week for you. Sorry, no miracle treatments are available to speed that healing process. Avoid spicy foods and use bland toothpaste. Ask your dentist about a prescription rinse that can help soothe the area while it heals. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
24 years in practice
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I used mouth sore relief liquid professional strength with20% benzocaine. It burned a large circle under my tongue and is very painful what can ido to help heal !?

Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
24 years in practice
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I used mouth sore relief liquid professional strength with20% benzocaine. It burned a large circle under my tongue and is very painful what can ido  to help heal !?

Stop using the : Medication and consult with an ENT as soon as possible.You may require further treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
991K people helped
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How to heal a scab on the corner of your mouth caused from a pimple? (not a cold sore)

Dr. Charles Lockhart
Board Certified, Dentistry
4 years in practice
991K people helped
How to heal a scab on the corner of your mouth caused from a pimple? (not a cold sore)

Borofax: Keep the area moist wit a lip cream like borofax for accelerated healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Black
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39 years in practice
138K people helped
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4yr old has 1 canker sore in the back, top part of mouth. How do I treat it? Will it heal on its own? Healing time?

Dr. Seth Black
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
39 years in practice
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4yr old has 1 canker sore in the back, top part of mouth. How do I treat it? Will it heal on its own? Healing time?

Evaluation indicated: A true canker sore will resolve on its own in a few days. Evaluation is indicated to see if this may be the onset of heretic stomatitis which is very painful and can lead to dehydration ...Read more

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Dr. James Seward
Board Certified, Dermatology
17 years in practice
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I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes i get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils.What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti

Dr. James Seward
Board Certified, Dermatology
17 years in practice
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This : This is a common problem i see with patients who use a c-pap. The proper treatment depends a bit on the exact location and clinical observation so i would recommend you consult a dermatologist. Sometimes i recommend Hydrocortisone cream with a thin layer of zinc oxide paste over that to help reduce inflammation and irritation. Other cases, just a little bit of vaseline. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
476K people helped
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I have a sore on the roof of my mouth that's slow to heal. Which should I see, a dentist or doctor, if I want to have it looked at?

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
476K people helped
I have a sore on the roof of my mouth that's slow to heal. Which should I see, a dentist or doctor, if I want to have it looked at?

Contact dentist: See the dentist first. This can be as simple as a burn from hot food or something more involved. See the dentist and if they feel that you need to be referred for further evaluation,they will do so. ...Read more

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