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Doctor says "Do it"; Dentist says "Don't"! What do I do?

(58 Posts)
KatyMac Tue 08-Oct-13 19:09:40

It's use Corsadyl mouthwash (I have bad ulcers)

So who do I believe & why?

Why does the dentist think you shouldn't? I thought it was a medicated mouthwash so surely would have the approval of a dentist too?

HRHLadyG Tue 08-Oct-13 19:11:31

Use it carefully just until mouth heals. Follow instruction to prevent staining x

bundaberg Tue 08-Oct-13 19:13:42

i would trust the dentist over the doctor on this one..... did either of them explain why/why not?

bonzo77 Tue 08-Oct-13 19:13:44

Dentist here. I'd say not. If you've used corsadyl you'll know why. It's soooo strong and astringent. Can really irritate. Is stick with peroxyl or hot salt water.

ErrolTheDragon Tue 08-Oct-13 19:18:13

Dentists are oral specialists so that's who I'd go with. My mother was once told to only use hot salt water for some problem, she used something else and the dentist could tell.

mathanxiety Tue 08-Oct-13 19:19:34

Use cinnamon flavoured gum for mouth ulcers. You might be able to find some on Amazon or in a shop that sells US imported foods/candy.

LifeHuh Tue 08-Oct-13 19:26:10

Believe the dentist, it is a mouth question and the dentist is a specialist in that area. The GP isn't unless they have a special interest .

SalmonellaDeGhoul Tue 08-Oct-13 19:45:49

Optometrist here. I know far more about eyes than most GPs. I would think the dentist would also know more about mouths than most GPS. Go with the dentist!

KatyMac Tue 08-Oct-13 19:48:35

Thanks - that is what I thought too

Mrsmorton Tue 08-Oct-13 20:39:16

mathan cinnamon is a significant cause of oral ulceration, cinnamonaldehyde being an irritant. I'm not certain that's great advice. Horses for courses though.

KatyMac Tue 08-Oct-13 21:30:41

Is it Mrsmorton? What else is (so I can avoid)?

ThePuffyShirt Tue 08-Oct-13 21:37:58

Paying my bill at the dentist's, I was earwigging a conversation between a member of staff and a dental sales rep concerning Corsodyl. The staff member mentioned the large number of complaints they had regarding teeth staining by Corsodyl users.

kotinka Tue 08-Oct-13 21:43:24

if the mouth ulcers are persistent, go back to your gp, thst can be a symptom of other things.

meanwhile, have you tried topping up on vitamin c?

KatyMac Tue 08-Oct-13 21:58:37

They are infected (this week) last week they were an allergy so I'm taking Doxycycline & antihistamines

kotinka Tue 08-Oct-13 22:00:54

aw, bet you feel shit. sad

KatyMac Tue 08-Oct-13 22:03:25

Yep

It's growing & it has a ridge

kotinka Tue 08-Oct-13 22:05:29

yuck!

KatyMac Tue 08-Oct-13 22:07:39

Yep

I wonder if the 'sporners' would like a photo......there is blood but no pus so it might not need a klaxon

kotinka Tue 08-Oct-13 22:11:04

grin definitely needs a klaxon!

almondfinger Tue 08-Oct-13 22:11:17

Liquorice is also a good healer for ulceration. Preferably a tincture that you can add to water, swish around your mouth and swallow.

I'd be going with the dentists advice on this one.

I use salt water gargles for bad ulcers. There was a topical ointment called adcortyl in orabase that was amazing. I'm not sure if it's only available on prescription now or discontinued. Ask your dentist.

It sounds hellish, go back to the dentist if it doesn't improve by the weekend.

KatyMac Tue 08-Oct-13 22:19:45

Adcortyl isn't available either on or off prescription

I use salt (ouch!) - never tried liquorice....I'll see if I can find some

KatyMac Tue 08-Oct-13 22:20:16

Seeing dentist on Thursday & asking for a referral

I am a wimp

kotinka Tue 08-Oct-13 22:34:20

hope you get some improvement soon, the kids bonjela is good for deadening the pain of them for a bit wine wine

KatyMac Tue 08-Oct-13 22:39:02

Thanks

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