How do you get rid of mouth ulcers?

January 17th, 2014 by Emily

Question: How do you get rid of mouth ulcers?
I have really bad ulcers in my mouth and I was wondering how to get rid of the pain and how to get rid of them. I’ve heard of swishing with saltwater, but do yall know some other ways?

Best answer:

Answer by alicias7768
http://www.mouthulcers.org/treatments.php

http://www.natural-homeremedies.com/homeremedies_mouthulcers.htm

1Be aware of the symptoms of mouth ulcers. These include a painful, round sore on your tongue, gums or the inside of your cheeks surrounded by tender, swollen skin. The loss of mucous membrane and exposure of the underlying nerves are the cause of the pain. If it is difficult to consume or brush your teeth because of soreness, or salty, spicy or sour foods irritate the inside of your mouth, this is very likely due to mouth ulcers.
Step2Begin with preventative methods. These work well if the mouth lesion results from a natural cause, rather than a virus, fungi or an underlying disease. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss regularly and ensure that your diet is nutritious. Visit your dentist regularly to stay away from doable complications such as tooth abcesses, bacterial infection or inflammation.
Step3Learn the causes of these ulcers, which might vary and require different treatment. The most common ulcers are caused by ruin from biting, continual irritation by braces, misaligned teeth or deficient of care when brushing. Mouth ulcers might also be caused by fungi (oral thrush), autoimmune diseases or herpes (HSV-1). Twenty percent of the population suffers from this type of mouth ulcer.
Step4Remember that most mouth ulcers are caused by simple, natural occurrences and cause loss of or ruin to the lining of the mouth, and generally will heal naturally within a week or two. It is helpful to rinse your mouth with lightly salted warm water, use medicated mouthwashes and use careful oral care. If you have dentures make sure that they fit properly, and have them checked by your dentist regularly.
Step5Visit your physician for a diagnosis if the symptoms persist, recur regularly or grow worse. In the cases of thrush or herpes you might need to take an antifungal or antiviral medication. Application of antiseptic gels, anti-inflammatory drugs and pain-killing medications will aid in the treatment of continual mouth ulcers. The cause of cold sores is unknown, even though stress, autoimmune diseases or viruses is suspected.
Step6Make sure you are tested for underlying causes of continual mouth ulcers. Some of these include syphilis, inflammatory bowel disease, oral cancer and autoimmune disorders. Visit your physician immediately if sores are bleeding, painless or last for three weeks or more. If a number of sores appear suddenly in one area it is probably due to stress, or in women it might be brought on by menstruation.

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One Comment on “How do you get rid of mouth ulcers?”

  1. Karen G says:

    Brush your teeth with mild to moderate toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush.
    You can try aromatherapy – drop tea tree, lemon and geranium flavors of essential oil into full glass off water and gargle n rinse moth with it. but be very careful while doing this bcoz these oils r very powerful, don’t consume the water meant for gargling.
    avoid spicy food and include a lot of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk in your diet.
    visit dentist for regular check ups.

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