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Will viscous lidocaine work on a canker sore?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

A topical treatment like viscous lidocaine or any OTC product can provide temporary relief.
Avoid spicy, and acidic foods. If if doesn't heal in 2weeks, or you get them often see a dentist or oral surgeon

In brief: Maybe

A topical treatment like viscous lidocaine or any OTC product can provide temporary relief.
Avoid spicy, and acidic foods. If if doesn't heal in 2weeks, or you get them often see a dentist or oral surgeon
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Viscous Lidocaine is a topical and will help on any mucosal tissue.

In brief: Yes

Viscous Lidocaine is a topical and will help on any mucosal tissue.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes and No

It will help alleviate some of the discomfort of the ulcer, but it will not have any effect in shortening the healing process or prevention of future ulcers.

In brief: Yes and No

It will help alleviate some of the discomfort of the ulcer, but it will not have any effect in shortening the healing process or prevention of future ulcers.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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