How to Diagnose and Treat Canker Sores?

Q:
How to diagnose and treat canker sores?

A:
Diagnosis
You don’t need to have any tests to disgnose canker sores. They can be identified with a visual exam.

Treatment
Minor canker sores usually don’t need medical care, but arge, persistent or unusually painful sores often need.

There are several treatment options you can choose.

  • Mouth rinses
  • Topical products, such as pastes, creams, gels or liquids
  • Oral medications such as Carafate
  • Cautery of sores
  • Nutritional supplements

 

 

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