Canker Sore

Canker sore gone rouge.

So for 4 weeks I've had this gone rouge canker sore. I'm getting it surgically removed in 2 months. It's so noticeable although it's in the inside of my bottom lip. I also wear bottom retainers and that makes the pain 2x worse. What can I do to reduce it or completely remove it. I've tried staying away from sugary or acidic food but that doesn't help, please help me.

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Answer: Large canker sore

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Unfortunately, this appears to be from trauma and will continue to get worse until it is removed.  The more inflammation, the easier it will be irritated.  If possible, try to move up your surgery appointment in order to reduce your waiting time.  Be sure to eliminate any acidic foods and regulary rinse with warm salt water.  You can placed orthodontic wax around your retainer to reduce the amount of rubbing against the sore as well.  There is also an over-the-counter medication called Tanac that can help to temporarily numb the sore and place a healing film over the top of it.  

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