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Good Evening Doc,

I have been dealing with a white ulcer on my left tonsil for 4 days. It has gotten bigger in size and now I have a bit of a headache from it. I put Salt on it, which made it bleed alittle bit, and I gargle salt water 3 times a day. I also had a ulcer under my tongue, but not as big. I noticed these ulcer after brushing my teeth. I heard SLS in toothpaste could cause these. I do get Canker sores in my mouth quite frequently. My question is, how long does this last, because the ulcer is painful when I swallow food. Also, how can I tell the difference between Ulcers and Cancer? I have no swollen glands, no fever(98.2) but a bit of a headache.  Thanks Doc!

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Hi scotty , i am definate it is not Cancer sores as you have no fever , you most probably have Apthous ulcer. What you can use is tantum mouth wash , and have vit b 12 supplements , which will greatly reduce the size and occurrence of the lesions. If u can send me a picture of the ulcer , i could give you medication as well.

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Dr. Madhvendra T. Singh

Expertise

He can answer most questions pertaining to general dentistry , surgical extractions, cosmetic surgeries , root canal treatment, prosthetic rehabilitation , preventive dentistry , oral lesions.

Experience

I am a dental post graduate , with one year house surgeonship experience . I have performed many root canal treatments, surgical extractions , aesthetic surgeries.

Organizations
Sri Rajiv Gandhi dental hospital. Singh's Dental Hospital. Yasmeen dental clinic. Senior lecturer NICT. Floss and gloss dentals. Pathways dental centre.

Publications
He has published many journals on Endo-perio lesions, locally.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Basic life support certified. FAGE Manipal

Awards and Honors
I have stood first in my batch.I am presently a senior lecturer at SINGHS DENTAL HOSPITAL for rotary endodontics. I have also completed a course in Basic Life Support system.I have 18 hours of CDE points in international conventions and 10 hours of CDE points in national conventions. I have also recently presented a seminar on "ENDO-PERIO LESIONS" which in the process of publication.

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