How can I reduce the pain from mouth ulcers and help them heal?
Mouth ulcers generally heal within five to seven days. The pain and discomfort can be relieved by keeping the mouth and ulcer clean:
- Avoid foods that irritate your mouth
- Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Apply aloe vera through rinses or gels such as GUM® Canker-X® Gel or Rincinol® Mouth Sore Rinse
Many people also gain relief by avoiding spicy foods and smoking.
Mouth ulcers are not generally a significant risk to your oral health. However, if you have severe and frequently recurring mouth sores or if they do not heal within 10 days, consult your dentist or physician.