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Is it ok to use red cross toothache for a canker sore?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Canker sore Rx

There are lots of different types of topical medications that can be applied to canker sores (aphthous ulcers).
Your own druggist can help you decide which one is best for you. Different pharmacies carry different ones. Some merely numb the area. The best ones provide a temporary bandage. If necessary, your dentist can even rx or treat them more effectively.

In brief: Canker sore Rx

There are lots of different types of topical medications that can be applied to canker sores (aphthous ulcers).
Your own druggist can help you decide which one is best for you. Different pharmacies carry different ones. Some merely numb the area. The best ones provide a temporary bandage. If necessary, your dentist can even rx or treat them more effectively.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not clear

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Dr. Kayvon Javid
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
? Red Cross Toothache Complete Medication Kit?
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: A miserable issue

For sure. Try this instead: discontinue toothpaste that has sodium lauryl sulfate, limit acidic foods and try to avoid trauma of oral tissues w toothbrush/utensils.
Look for zilactin products in pharmacy to apply. Best medicine is rx steroid (from your dentist) in an oral bandage delivery called "orabase". Lasers can help if your dentist has one. Good luck!

In brief: A miserable issue

For sure. Try this instead: discontinue toothpaste that has sodium lauryl sulfate, limit acidic foods and try to avoid trauma of oral tissues w toothbrush/utensils.
Look for zilactin products in pharmacy to apply. Best medicine is rx steroid (from your dentist) in an oral bandage delivery called "orabase". Lasers can help if your dentist has one. Good luck!
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dr. R Lee Hinson
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes. These lesions are self limited.
With recurrent canker sores, see dentist for long term solutions.

In brief: Yes

Yes. These lesions are self limited.
With recurrent canker sores, see dentist for long term solutions.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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