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I keep getting canker sores once a month and am wondering would I see a dentist or doc?

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Dr. Duane Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Your choice....

Since you are young you may see a dentist more often, and therefore easier to get it when you have the sores.
Treatment is not always too helpful, though. A visit is mostly helpful to make sure it isn't something of concern.

In brief: Your choice....

Since you are young you may see a dentist more often, and therefore easier to get it when you have the sores.
Treatment is not always too helpful, though. A visit is mostly helpful to make sure it isn't something of concern.
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Dr. Duane Gels
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: See your dentist

canker sore is the most common oral lesion.
Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your dentist for consultation. If your dentist has a diode laser in their office, this is another great option for treating canker sores immediately.

In brief: See your dentist

canker sore is the most common oral lesion.
Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned, see your dentist for consultation. If your dentist has a diode laser in their office, this is another great option for treating canker sores immediately.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Either

Either

In brief: Either

Either
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Canker sores

your dentist can help.
Sometimes there is a hormonal component to canker sores. Other causes are stress, trauma, vitamin deficiencies. Your primary care can evaluate this. Some people are sensitive to SLS, sodium laryl sulfate which is in many toothpastes. Try using an SLS free toothpaste and see if this decreases your frequency of canker sores.

In brief: Canker sores

your dentist can help.
Sometimes there is a hormonal component to canker sores. Other causes are stress, trauma, vitamin deficiencies. Your primary care can evaluate this. Some people are sensitive to SLS, sodium laryl sulfate which is in many toothpastes. Try using an SLS free toothpaste and see if this decreases your frequency of canker sores.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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