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What is a canker sore on tongue and what does it look like?

What is a canker sore on tongue and what does it look like?

Try this: There are several over the counter medications developed to control canker sores. For those who prefer not to medicate you may try hene laser. The spot should be on the lesion for 30 seconds and cover the adjacent tissue. For more info: http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores there is also a link to photos. ...Read more

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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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I have a white sore under my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but doesn't hurt?

I have a white sore under my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but doesn't hurt?

Biopsy: A lesion like this cannot be identified without observation and a biopsy which is a small sample of the lesion. It can usually be done with local anesthesia. Due to the location of the lesion you must take this very seriously and have it checked. If your dentist does not do that procedure see an oral surgeon. DO NOT DELAY. ...Read more

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I have this white thing on the tip of my tougue it looks like a canker sore but its on my tongue?

I have this white thing on the tip of my tougue it looks like a canker sore but its on my tongue?

Please see expert: If there is a growth or spot on the tongue, it definitely needs to be seen by an expert in dentistry or ent. It might need to be treated. Sadly cancer can occur there so the sooner it is seen, the sooner a diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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There's something on the bottom right half of my tongue and it looks like a canker sore but it hurts a bit more?

There's something on the bottom right half of my tongue and it looks like a canker sore but it hurts a bit more?

Location, location: Depending on multiple factors, including location, canker sores can be anything from mildly annoying to extremely painful. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, (and this is important) see your Dentist ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday morning with a white looking canker sore on the tip of my tongue. It burns and looks like its going down the center of my tongue. Help?

I woke up yesterday morning with a white looking canker sore on the tip of my tongue. It burns and looks like its going down the center of my tongue. Help?

Tongue canker sore?: Check with your dentist to make sure exactly what the lesion really is. Canker sores do not normally occur on the tongue. Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Avoid hot, spicy and acidic foods. You can get orabase ointment to place on the sore before eating to mitigate the pain. ...Read more

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What can I put on a canker sore on my tongue?

What can I put on a canker sore on my tongue?

Try: Try Orabase or Orajel. Make sure it's the variety that contains Benzocaine. Dab onto sore spot with a Q-tip. If lesion is not gone in 7-10 days call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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How to take care of a canker sore under my tongue?

Time & Ointments: Canker sores are caused for unkown reasons and cold sores are caused from a viral infection. Both can look the same, but size and location can distinguish them. In a healthy individual, they usually go away in 10-14 days. You can go to a drugstore and check for different ointments that may help with the sensitivity. Salt water rinses 5-6x/day may help some too. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips for a stubborn canker sore underneath the tongue?

Can you suggest tips for a stubborn canker sore underneath the tongue?

Alternative:Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times to treat canker sores in the mouth. Also, small studies show it can be effective when used as a mouthwash -- 50-75% improvement in 1 day. http://tinyurl.com/kr9aeau sucking on dgl lozenges may work also. Other studies showed positive results with a dissolving licorice disk placed on the sore. http://tinyurl.com/mdvde3o. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a horrible canker sore on the tip of my tongue! help?

What to do if I have a horrible canker sore on the tip of my tongue! help?

See your dentist: A dentist can help you with the pain and can help speed healing time if. It is a canker sore. A visual exam will confirm the problem and get you on your way to feeling better. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a horrible canker sore on the tip of my tongue! help?

What do you recommend if I have a horrible canker sore on the tip of my tongue! help?

See a dentist: Are you sure it is a canker sore? How long has it been present? Need to have it checked to rule out pathology. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a canker sore on my tongue and I was wondering the best way to treat it?

What to do if I have had a canker sore on my tongue and I was wondering the best way to treat it?

Difficult: Treating of lesions on tongue is difficult because it is hard to get medications to stay on tongue with its actions and functions. If it is a canker sore, you can apply an ointment or tincture like zilactin or kancaid that will cauterize the lesion reducing pain and start it to heal. It should resolve in a few days if not see dentist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have herpes or a canker sore on my tongue?

How can I tell if I have herpes or a canker sore on my tongue?

See MD or DDS: While I can tell you the basic differences between the two and you can Google if for further information as well as photos, ONLY by seeing a trained health care professional, whether it's a physician or a dentist can you be sure. ...Read more

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What should I expect at the oral surgeon for a tongue lesion/canker sore?

What should I expect at the oral surgeon for a tongue lesion/canker sore?

Aphthous Ulcers: Personally, if the aphthous ulcer is causing a great deal of pain, then i laser treat it. I similarly treat hsv (cold sores) at early stages to speed resolution and decrease sensitivity. Palliative treatment is all that really can be done. If lesion is something other than "canker sore", observation and/or biopsy might be recommended. ...Read more

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How'd i get a canker sore underneath my tongue and how do I get rid of it?

Self heals: Canker sores appear on the movable tissues in your mouth. They self resolve by 2 weeks. You can cover it with zilactin, which you can purchase at a drugstore. It covers and sticks to the canker sore for several hours and promotes healing and reduces the discomfort. ...Read more

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How could i get a canker sore underneath my tongue and how do I get rid of it?

How could i get a canker sore underneath my tongue and how do I get rid of it?

Unlucky: Canker sores occur in some people more than others. There is no known treatment that speeds up healing beyond the normal 10 days. You can get canker sore anywhere in your mouth. They are caused by a combination of microtrauma and a virus. ...Read more

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Tiny red finger like sores on underside of tongue. Very painful. Not typical canker sore. What could it be? How to ease pain?

Tiny red finger like sores on underside of tongue. Very painful. Not typical canker sore. What could it be? How to ease pain?

Glossitis: Could be inflammation of the tongue which we call glositis which could be anywhere on the tongue, but if it is on undersurface alone, it is on both sides of the cnetral fold- frenulam(a partition). R/o foods that could have caused allergy/Bcomplex vitamin deficiency/habits like excess candies ingestion. Need to r/o infections arising in that area . Also need to r/o apthous ulcers,common condn. ...Read more

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White spot on the frenulum of my tongue. It looks like a canker sore but not for sure. also like a small flap type thing on each each side?

Need exam: The visual description is not sufficient to diagnose. Particularly if it's been there for more than a few days, I would suggest you have your dentist or primary care doctor have a look. ...Read more

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It looks like I have a canker sore on my frenulum (or at least I think that's what it's called), the strip right under my tongue. Is this possible?

It looks like I have a canker sore on my frenulum (or at least I think that's what it's called), the strip right under my tongue. Is this possible?

Yes: It's possible and very painful. Canker sores go away within 7-10 days. There are no very effective treatments that I've come across (and I've tried them all on myself and my patients!). It's worth trying anbesol or other treatments to see if they might help you but don't be surprised if they don't. The sores will go away on their own. ...Read more

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