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What is the best way to get a canker sore to go away?

What is the best way to get a canker sore to go away?

Wait: Healing takes time. Normally a canker sore will take about two weeks to heal, treated or not. The best treatment is to use a topical anesthetic for comfort as needed. If canker sores are persistent, longstanding and frequent they may be more serious and should be evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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How long is it supposed to it take for a canker sore to heal/ get better?

How long is it supposed to it take for a canker sore to heal/ get better?

7 to 10 days: Canker sores usually heal within 7 to 10 days. Spicy and acidic foods and drinks can increase your pain so be careful with your diet. ...Read more

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Does anyone know, after you first get a canker sore, what stages does it go through?

Does anyone know, after you first get a canker sore, what stages does it go through?

Herpes virus stages: Canker sore is a herpes virus and likes all other virus use your cell as a factory and replicate itself to reproduce. Over the counter medicine, abrevia, stops virus from infecting form one cell to the other, works the best during early stages. Acyclovir, a prescription medications, also works really well. Call your dentist pr primary care providerto schedule an appointment to get treated. ...Read more

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What are solutions to get rid of a canker sore?

What are solutions to get rid of a canker sore?

Licorice: Licorice has been used since ancient times for canker sores (also known as apthous ulcers) 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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Fastest easiest way to get rid of a canker sore?

Fastest easiest way to get rid of a canker sore?

Try Zilactin B, : An over the counter medication found in pharmacies. Dry area, apply thin layer, let it dry and turn white. Your dentist can prescribe a steroid in a delivery vehicle called orabase. Rx for that! avoid toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate which can help cause. Avoid acidic foods. Be careful brushing not to gouge tissue. Lasers work very well, hope your dentist has one. Good luck! ...Read more

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What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

Run its course: They heal in about 2 weeks no matter what you do. However the pharmacies have over the counter items that make it more comfortable until they heal. ...Read more

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What's the optimal or fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

What's the optimal or fastest way to get rid of a canker sore?

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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Can you tell me how i could get a rid of a canker sore overnight?

Let it heal: While you cannot heal a canker sore overnight, a dentist applying the soft-tissue laser can help it to heal more quickly when you first feel it coming on. ...Read more

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My canker sore is bleeding? I get canker sores all the time but they've never bled.

My canker sore is bleeding? 
I get canker sores all the time but they've never bled.

Canker sore bleeding: Canker sores normally don't bleed. If it is a canker sore, it will heal on its own. However, it may not be a canker sore. If it does not heal in 7-10 days, or if a bleeding sore re-occurs, you need to have it examined by a dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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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