Dental

Ask a dentist. Get answers to your dental questions.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have canker sores inside my bottom lip and a very sore,

Customer Question
I have canker sores...

I have canker sores inside my bot***** *****p and a very sore, sensitive tongue. My tongue feels like it's been burned and the canker sores make my mouth feel very acidic. I have ulcerative colitis, since 1968, and have been under a lot of stress this past year. I would like to try some remedies I can use myself before going to a doctor. What should I try?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you noticed any recent swelling? Do you have any tooth pain?

No swelling or tooth pain

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had a total hip replacement 2 years ago. But when I went to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned I couldn't. The dentist said I should have been put on a round of antibiotics before tooth cleaning and after. My mom was very ill with cancer and I was her caregiver. I did not get around to taking care of my teeth.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dental
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dental Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
3/20/2018
Dentist: Root Canal Doctor, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor, Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 2,325
Experience: Endodontist (DDS,MS)-50 years of practice, Endodontics Assoc. Professor at Loyola University School of Dentistry, Air Force Veteran
Verified

Hi, sorry you have canker sores at this time. They can be very painful and there are some things you can use to help with the discomfort.

Aphthous Ulcers or Canker sores are a result of either, stress, anxiety, a poor diet, a vitamin deficiency, food allergy, smoking, just to mention a few.

You can use one of the following remedies: Benzocaine, Oragel, Lidocaine. and Debacterol. Another very good drug triamcinolone dental paste .1% also known as Kenalog in Orabase.This is a granular paste with pectin in it that allows the ointment to stay in place even in the presence of saliva! Use it sparingly about 3 to 4 times a day. You will need to get a prescription for the Kenalog if you need it. Just call your dentist and he can call it in for you. Vitamin B complex and Folic Acid have also been shown to be effective in reducing canker sores.

It will take 7-10 days for total healing to occur. Sometimes sooner but the discomfort will lessen in a couple days.

Here is a website that describes it well: Recurrent Apthous Ulcer (Stomatitis))

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/867080-overview

The above remedies will help control the discomfort and will allow you to function normally.

I hope this helps. If you need more information please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks.

Ask Your Own Dental Question
Dentist: Root Canal Doctor, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

Do you need more help with this?

Ask Your Own Dental Question
Dentist: Root Canal Doctor, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 4 months ago

Are you still there?

Ask Your Own Dental Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dentistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Root Canal Doctor Your Own Question
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor, Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 2,325
2,325 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Endodontist (DDS,MS)-50 years of practice, Endodontics Assoc. Professor at Loyola University School of Dentistry, Air Force Veteran

Root Canal Doctor is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Mark Bornfeld, DDS

Mark Bornfeld, DDS

Dentist

5,783 satisfied customers

Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA, American Academy of Oral Medicine

Dr. Alex

Dr. Alex

Dentist

1,607 satisfied customers

I am a General Dentist and founder of the American School of Dental Assisting

Dr. George McKee

Dr. George McKee

Dentist

1,392 satisfied customers

Licensed dentist with 30 years clinical experience in general practice and cosmetic reconstruction.

Dr. Girish

Dr. Girish

Dentist

788 satisfied customers

19 years of clinical experience in all phases of Dentistry.

Julian Chen

Julian Chen

Dentist

567 satisfied customers

Practicing General Dentist since 2002

Dr. Winterholler

Dr. Winterholler

Dentist

266 satisfied customers

4 years Private Practice, Heavy emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants, Top 10% of Dental Class

Dr. Mitch

Dr. Mitch

Dentist

211 satisfied customers

DMD General Dentist Private Practice Over 20 yrs.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dental Questions
I have some small black spots under the edge of my tongue.
I have some small black spots under the edge of my tongue. What causes this? … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
2,325 satisfied customers
During my vacation, I think I may have scratched my tori
Hi! During my vacation, I think I may have scratched my tori with a triscuut cracker. The scratch continued to escalate in pain. I can see what appears to be a canker sore . It is under my tongue. No … read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
625 satisfied customers
I have a pimple like bump on the top/middle of my tongue and
I have a pimple like bump on the top/middle of my tongue and what appears to be a canker sore toward the back of my mouth on my gum. How long does it last since they both hurt or how can I treat it … read more
Dr. Nina Lim
Dr. Nina Lim
Doctor of Medicine
809 satisfied customers
I am a 35 year old woman, very light smoker (about 3 to 5
Hello,I am a 35 year old woman, very light smoker (about 3 to 5 per week and only for the past 5 months - bad habit I know). I am prone to have canker sores often and for the most part I do not think … read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,945 satisfied customers
If a canker sore is deep and exposes a tiny bit of bone,
if a canker sore is deep and exposes a tiny bit of bone, will it heal on it's own? … read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
625 satisfied customers
I have canker sores on my tongue for over a week now and
I have canker sores on my tongue for over a week now and they really hurt. I saw my dentist a few days ago and he said to rinse with peroxide and water but pain is still there. What shall I do next. D… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
2,325 satisfied customers
I have an painful ulcer on the side of my tongue that has
I have an painful ulcer on the side of my tongue that has been there for about a month. I tried to using hydrogen peroxide on it, as I do with the little white bumps I get and it did nothing. I'm conc… read more
Just Dental Truths!
Just Dental Truths!
Dentist
Doctoral Degree
1,179 satisfied customers
I have been having a poking or pricking sensation in my
Hi, I have been having a poking or pricking sensation in my upper left cheek area. It is painful to the slightest touch I have not noticed any discharge of any type. I have also not had my wisdom toot… read more
drbigreddog
drbigreddog
141 satisfied customers
I have what looks like a very small chunk of my lower back
I have what looks like a very small chunk of my lower back gum cut or seperated slightly from my back molar. Tooth does not hurt. It is the top part of the gum where a wisdom tooth would be located. I… read more
Dr. Peel
Dr. Peel
Dental Surgeon
Doctoral Degree
981 satisfied customers
I have a lot of issues with my tongue/gums and wondering if
I have a lot of issues with my tongue/gums and wondering if they are connected. First there is a small spot on my gums near my back molars (on the front of my gums so it is touching my cheek). It is w… read more
Dr. Peel
Dr. Peel
Dental Surgeon
Doctoral Degree
981 satisfied customers
Sores in my mouth, I have noticed lately that I have been
sores in my mouth, I have noticed lately that I have been getting sores (as I call it) in my mouth (on the inside deep part of my lip or on my gums)... I get one maybe 2 or 3 times a month and it last… read more
Dr. Dentique
Dr. Dentique
104 satisfied customers
I get really bad canker sores and about six weeks ago I got
I get really bad canker sores and about six weeks ago I got one so deep it went all the way through my gum into my bones. (2nd time in 5 years this happened) My bones started falling out in slivers an… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,945 satisfied customers
About 2 months ago i had a bad reaction to whitening
about 2 months ago i had a bad reaction to whitening toothpaste & it burned my mouth & ihad had a sore tongue weeks after & tried cleaning my tongue taking vitamin b & zinc & mouth wash as one of you … read more
Dr. Girish
Dr. Girish
Dentist
Doctoral Degree
788 satisfied customers
Yesterday I noticed a painful spot on the top of my tongue
Yesterday I noticed a painful spot on the top of my tongue near the tip. Not super painful but I could feel it. It's about the same today, except I can see it. The tongue is rough of course and where … read more
Dr. Girish
Dr. Girish
Dentist
Doctoral Degree
788 satisfied customers
Above one of my front tooth it is red with two little
Above one of my front tooth it is red with two little blisters next to my tooth. It doesnt hurt or anything but it wont go away and i have it for about 2 years now. Is there something i can use to get… read more
Julian Chen
Julian Chen
Dentist
Doctoral Degree
567 satisfied customers
I went to the dentist in January for a teeth cleaning and
hi,Hi i went to the dentist in January for a teeth cleaning and xrays, all was normal except i had a little gingivitis so i am flossing alot and brushing alot. i have just noticed this white spot on m… read more
Julian Chen
Julian Chen
Dentist
Doctoral Degree
567 satisfied customers
I have formed what i believe is a canker sore on my tongue.
I have formed what i believe is a canker sore on my tongue. But i believe the cause of this is two teeth that need to have work done on them, the were rubbing my tongue and causing pain at first. Now … read more
Donetta
Donetta
Certified Dental Assistant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
16 satisfied customers
I have had cold sores, fever blisters, etc... for years and
I have had cold sores, fever blisters, etc... for years and have treated with abreva, zilactin, Cold Sore Begone, L-Lysine (pill), Super Lysine (pill), Super Lysine Plus Cream, etc... for as many year… read more
Mark Bornfeld, DDS
Mark Bornfeld, DDS
Dentist
Doctoral Degree
5,783 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x