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around 10 days ago I was vigorously brushing my back teeth and I developed a tender spot on my gum. I went to my regular dentist for my regular checkup and told him about it. he checked it out took & xray and told me it would heal on its own, just to use a salt rinse. is there anything I can purchase that would aid the healing and how long will it take to completely go away.

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Obviously difficult to tell without seeing you.  Most ulcerations heal within 2 weeks.  If it does not, it would be a good idea for you to see a board certified oral surgeon for evaluation to make sure that it is not something more serious.

Dr. Jeff Bressman
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Jeff Bressman, DDS, Diplomate ABOMS

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I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with over 24 years of experience. The majority of my practice involves dental implants, removal of wisdom teeth, treatment of areas of oral pathology. Please note that this site is designed for general information and I can not give you medical advice specific for you.

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I have over 24 years of private practice experience

Organizations
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate National Dental Board of Anesthesia, Fellow American Dental Society for Anesthesia

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BS, University of Illinois with honors DDS, University of Illinois, with high honors Board Certified, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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