All You Need to Know About Relieving Canker Sore Pain

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Our Professional Dental & Implant Center team cares about you and your comfort, which is why we are happy to give you the tips you need to relieve canker sore pain!

Canker sores in New York, New York, are inconvenient and bothersome, but there are ways you can reduce the pain you feel and even promote healing. In order to do so, we recommend doing the following things:

-Avoid eating foods that can irritate your mouth, like spicy, acidic, and citrus foods.

-Gum chewing can easily irritate your sore, so it’s best to avoid chewing gum.

-Keep up on oral hygiene each day. Brush your teeth every morning and every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss your smile at least once a day. Doing these things will help keep food particles and debris from bothering the sore.

-Talk to your dentist about antimicrobial mouth rinse, corticosteroid ointment, or over-the-counter solution. These products should help relieve your pain.

Cankers can be the result of irritations from an oral appliance or even from sharp teeth. However, sometimes the sores can also be a symptom that is caused from a major dental issue. So, if your sore lasts longer than three weeks, if it is unusually large, if it begins to spread, if it provides intolerable pain, if it involves a high fever, or if it makes swallowing difficult, it’s best to call (212) 579-0552 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher as soon as possible. We will be happy to examine your mouth and treat the problem immediately.