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How do you get rid of a canker sore?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Canker sores

Canker sores will heal naturally in 7 -10 days.
OTC products for canker sore can provide some relief, see your dentist to talk about prevention

In brief: Canker sores

Canker sores will heal naturally in 7 -10 days.
OTC products for canker sore can provide some relief, see your dentist to talk about prevention
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Agree...tincture of time is best remedy.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Laser

If your dentist has a laser like the biolase md the canker sore or aphthous ulcer can be eliminated quickly and the pain immediately will go away.

In brief: Laser

If your dentist has a laser like the biolase md the canker sore or aphthous ulcer can be eliminated quickly and the pain immediately will go away.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treat symptoms

Cankaid and oragel are topical anesthetics that have Benzocaine that can help with the pain.
There are also some creams that can help with healing as well. Usually the sores are viral and difficult to get rid of, more treat the symptoms. Usually run their course in a week or two. If extreme you may take an rx antiviral to help. See your provider.

In brief: Treat symptoms

Cankaid and oragel are topical anesthetics that have Benzocaine that can help with the pain.
There are also some creams that can help with healing as well. Usually the sores are viral and difficult to get rid of, more treat the symptoms. Usually run their course in a week or two. If extreme you may take an rx antiviral to help. See your provider.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Aphthous sores

Time , takes 7-10 days most of the time.
Doctor may give steroid paste (inflamation), Lidocaine solution (numbs sites), Peridex (antibacterial mouth wash) , vitamin B12 (if recurrent) . Make sure doctor examines you first.

In brief: Aphthous sores

Time , takes 7-10 days most of the time.
Doctor may give steroid paste (inflamation), Lidocaine solution (numbs sites), Peridex (antibacterial mouth wash) , vitamin B12 (if recurrent) . Make sure doctor examines you first.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Canker sores

Here's a good resource to learn about canker sores (aphthous ulcers) http://www.
mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/c/canker-sores

In brief: Canker sores

Here's a good resource to learn about canker sores (aphthous ulcers) http://www.
mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/c/canker-sores
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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