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Have canker sore inside lip and hole in gums where tooth was extracted. Reason?

I had two teeth extractions this past Wednesday. I developed a canker sore on the inside of my upper lip . The dentist said it was caused by the Novocain. Right above where I had my tooth extracted there is a hole on my gums. He had to use several equipments to try to remove the root. My question is, can a canker sore cause a hole on your gums? The hole is pretty deep and it s not white like the canker sore right above it. Could it be from the sore? What caused the hole if not? And will it close?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Canker sores occurs due to physical or chemical trauma .

The hole in the gum is due to healing extraction socket , usually it takes 8-10 days after extraction for the socket to heal completely.
Maintain a good oral hygiene and prevent the site to get infected.
Use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Apply dologel oral ointment topically over canker sores.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome,

Canker sores are aphthous ulcers which usually appear as a blister-like lesion.

From the details you had provided,

you had undergone a traumatic extraction.

yoUr gums and lips has injured during the procedure.
I would suggest you to take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics.
Usually,the teared mucosa heals by its own.
TO enhance wound healing,frequent warm saline gargle and betadine rinse can be done.

Avoid food getting accumulated at the socket area since it can delay the wound healing.
If possible,get the extraction socket area sutured by your dentist.
hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello ,

Cancer sores do no cause hole in the gums . This hole formation or open gums you can see on the extraction site is due to incomplete healing of the socket wound .

usually it takes 7 to 10 days post extraction for the socket to heal and close completely provided there is no infection.

so to prevent infection and formation of dry socket follow the post extraction instructions given by your dentist.

canker sore may be caused due to stress , pyysical or chemical trauma or ulceration.

you can apply antiseptic oral ointment like dentogel topically over the sore which helps in quick healing.

regular mouth gargling with lukewarm saline water helps in giving soothing effect.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

Canker sores occur on the soft tissues in your mouth and on your gums and on and under the tongue. They are very painful.

See your physician if you have (a) the clustering kind of canker sores (b) pain that isn't helped by regular pain remedies (c) trouble eating and drinking (d) unusually large sores (e) sores that extend into the lips (f) reoccurring ulcers with new ones coming on before the old ones heal (g) a high fever with the canker sores.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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