Tips from our Dentist on How to Get Rid of Canker Sores

You can get canker spots on the inside of your lips, cheeks, or mouth. They look like small white spots. They are usually more of a bother than a health risk. In one to two weeks, canker spots generally go away on their own, but the pain they cause can make it hard to do normal things like eat, drink, and brush your teeth at home.

How to get rid of canker spots the best way

To treat canker sores, the pain and, if possible, the time the sore lasts must be cut down. Right away, our dentist, Dr. Niteha G. Aggarwal, has a way to help with the pain of canker sores. In just 30 seconds, putting the liquid pain killer Debacterol on your sore can make it 90% less painful. It’s also possible to use magic mouthwash or chlorhexidine to help the sore heal faster.

You could also try these things:

  • How to keep the sore from getting worse
  • Do not touch it with your toothbrush.
  • Do not eat anything that is crunchy, dry, hot, acidic, or hot. This will make your canker sore worse. Mostly lemon and tomato.

Make sure the clips on your braces don’t rub against the sore by putting wax on them. Your dentist may be able to make the right change to fix the problem if your braces or teeth keep giving you sores and pain.
Do not use toothpaste that has sodium lauryl sulfate in it. This part may be too strong for you.

How to make a canker sore less painful

Gargle with salt water. 8 ounces of warm water should have 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt added to it. About 2 to 3 ounces of water should be in a sip. For twenty to thirty seconds, swish it around in your mouth and then spit it out. Do it over and over until there is no more water.

You might want to use an anesthetic in the area. Orajel or something else can be put on the canker sore to numb it and help for a short time. Please read all the warnings before using these things because they contain benzocaine.
Pain killers that you can buy without a prescription should be taken.

A doctor should be seen if your canker sore doesn’t heal in a few weeks or if it hurts so much that you can’t eat or drink.

How do canker spots happen?

Canker spots are often caused by these things:

  • Putting things that hold bacteria in your mouth
  • Bacteria from biting nails
  • Having braces or biting your cheek
  • Hormone changes
  • Using drugs or smoking
  • Not enough minerals or vitamins in your diet

To make sure you don’t need more vitamins or minerals, your dentist may tell you to see your primary care doctor if you get canker sores a lot.

Call us to make an appointment with Dr. Niteha G. Aggarwal at Coolbreeze Dentistry. We look forward to meeting you!