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Whats the best way to treat a mouth ulcer?

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Dr. Robert Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: First

See your dentist and find out what is the nature of the ulcer and its probable cause.
(S)he will then tell you how to treat it.
If it turns out to be an aphthous ulcer (a cold sore), I like to recommend Chloraseptic liquid for relief of pain. It will not burn the tissue as Benzocaine will.

In brief: First

See your dentist and find out what is the nature of the ulcer and its probable cause.
(S)he will then tell you how to treat it.
If it turns out to be an aphthous ulcer (a cold sore), I like to recommend Chloraseptic liquid for relief of pain. It will not burn the tissue as Benzocaine will.
Dr. Robert Douglas
Dr. Robert Douglas
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your Dentist

What you are calling an ulcer may actually be something else.
Best to have your Dentist examine you and provide the best treatment. There are medications available that can help. Until you get to your Dentist, if it is truly an ulcer, dabbing a small amount of Orabase-B (the B is important) onto ulcer with a Q tip should take the sting out as the ulcer heals.

In brief: See your Dentist

What you are calling an ulcer may actually be something else.
Best to have your Dentist examine you and provide the best treatment. There are medications available that can help. Until you get to your Dentist, if it is truly an ulcer, dabbing a small amount of Orabase-B (the B is important) onto ulcer with a Q tip should take the sting out as the ulcer heals.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Richard Zimon
A "First Aide" tip Use a tiny amount of Milk of Magnesia (MOM) on the lesion!
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Mouth ulcer

Most ulcers in the mucus membranes of one's mouth (and other surfaces) are expressions of Herpes virus , which are brought about by stress, (poor diet, lack of sleep, etc.
) which activates the virus along nerve fibers. Ask your healthcare provider to prescribe antiviral medication, which can shorten or prevent new outbreaks.

In brief: Mouth ulcer

Most ulcers in the mucus membranes of one's mouth (and other surfaces) are expressions of Herpes virus , which are brought about by stress, (poor diet, lack of sleep, etc.
) which activates the virus along nerve fibers. Ask your healthcare provider to prescribe antiviral medication, which can shorten or prevent new outbreaks.
Dr. John Berryman
Dr. John Berryman
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In brief: Lasers can help

If there is a dentist in your area that has a laser they can effectively shorten the healing time.
Common canker sores (Sores not on your gums) are not caused by a virus but are an inflammatory reaction. Non laser treatments include topical steroid such as kenalog or a dentist applied chemical cautery known as Debacterol.
More info-https://www.laserdentistbaltimore.com/mouth-ulcers-cold-sores-etc

In brief: Lasers can help

If there is a dentist in your area that has a laser they can effectively shorten the healing time.
Common canker sores (Sores not on your gums) are not caused by a virus but are an inflammatory reaction. Non laser treatments include topical steroid such as kenalog or a dentist applied chemical cautery known as Debacterol.
More info-https://www.laserdentistbaltimore.com/mouth-ulcers-cold-sores-etc
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
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