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My doctor prescribed some medicine to heal my canker sores faster. Is this healthy or is it healthier for me to just let it heal on it's own?
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Use the medication.
The medication is fine to use.
It will not harm you and it will help you feel more comfortable faster!

In brief: Use the medication.
The medication is fine to use.
It will not harm you and it will help you feel more comfortable faster!
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
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Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Just another option
Yes the medicine can help cut the cycle down in number of days.
If you don't like medicines and can tolerate the discomfort you don't have to take it, but will take 14 days for healing on its own. Discuss laser as an option with you dentist for next time the canker sores startto appear.

In brief: Just another option
Yes the medicine can help cut the cycle down in number of days.
If you don't like medicines and can tolerate the discomfort you don't have to take it, but will take 14 days for healing on its own. Discuss laser as an option with you dentist for next time the canker sores startto appear.
Dr. Media Najafi
Dr. Media Najafi
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Canker sore medicines are designed to make you feel a little better, but don't do much for actually accelerating the healing. Time is your best healer for canker sores. Expect about 10-14 days.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: I'm sure you will
Appreciate less scarring right? Apply it please.

In brief: I'm sure you will
Appreciate less scarring right? Apply it please.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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