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Advice for lip and tongue ulcer

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Posted by: tGiFna  (9 years ago)
Hi all!

I got very sick recently. For a few days, I stopped brushing and flossing because I was very weak to do these. Now, I have several ulcers on the tip and side of my tongue. I also have two ulcers on my top and bottom lips. They make eating, drinking and talking quite hard, as they get in the way of my teeth. The pain gets worse after I eat anyting. My right cheek had become swollen. I get stabbing pains behind my ear on the left side.

Will the ulcers go away or do I need to see a dentist? I was told that brushing the ulcer with salt until it bleeds would help, however I can't stand the pain. What else can I do to relieve the pain? I need some advice, please. Thank you very much.
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Hi There. There are many different types of oral ulcers and visiting a dentist to be diagnosed with the right type is your best option. Since your ulcers are dispersed and cause such discomfort. Your dentist can prescribe oral gels or rinses that will help sooth the pain. Also a few days of not brushing should not result in such ulcers. Have your experienced herpetic ulcers before (cold sores)?
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