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Will canker sores cause tooth aches?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Canker sore

A canker sore can be very painful.
It will appear as a round white ulcer. With a reddish border. Your tooth is not effected. A canker sore will heal in about 10 days and the pain can be treated with OTC canker sore medication. Your dentist can tell you what is causing your pain.

In brief: Canker sore

A canker sore can be very painful.
It will appear as a round white ulcer. With a reddish border. Your tooth is not effected. A canker sore will heal in about 10 days and the pain can be treated with OTC canker sore medication. Your dentist can tell you what is causing your pain.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Canker sores feel very different from and do not cause tooth aches.
If your teeth hurt, you probably have separate issues. It's best to see your dentist for several reasons. First to make sure they are truly canker sores and secondly to have all your teeth and gums examined to ensure a healthy mouth. Finally, your dentist can suggest ways to relieve the canker sore pain.

In brief: No

Canker sores feel very different from and do not cause tooth aches.
If your teeth hurt, you probably have separate issues. It's best to see your dentist for several reasons. First to make sure they are truly canker sores and secondly to have all your teeth and gums examined to ensure a healthy mouth. Finally, your dentist can suggest ways to relieve the canker sore pain.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry

In brief: Canker (apthous)

Ulcer sores could mimic toothache pain, but it is usually a distinguishable symptom. Easy ways to test.
The nerves that connect to your teeth & an oral ulcer area are closely related & could cause confusion on the source. See your dentist to make sure you don't have a tooth issue in conjunction w a canker sore. The tooth needs urgent attention and the ulcer should resolve in a few days. Good luck!

In brief: Canker (apthous)

Ulcer sores could mimic toothache pain, but it is usually a distinguishable symptom. Easy ways to test.
The nerves that connect to your teeth & an oral ulcer area are closely related & could cause confusion on the source. See your dentist to make sure you don't have a tooth issue in conjunction w a canker sore. The tooth needs urgent attention and the ulcer should resolve in a few days. Good luck!
Dr. R Lee Hinson
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