Have you ever observed that ulcers always develop in your mouth whenever you have an exam or an important presentation upcoming, or when you’re going through a stressful situation? If yes, you are not alone. Around 20% of people in the UK experience mouth ulcers at some point in their life. Although mouth ulcers, also called canker sores, are painful and inconvenient, there are ways to manage them and reduce the associated discomfort. In this blog, we discuss various methods to treat mouth ulcers, including the use of dental lasers.
How do you treat a canker sore?
Typically, the treatment of mouth ulcers is to provide symptomatic relief, as the ulcers generally disappear by themselves after a few days. However, for patients who experience these ulcers frequently, it is a nuisance that can affect their daily life routine. For these patients, there is a more effective treatment option available; dental lasers.
What is the best way to treat a painful mouth ulcer?
While traditional treatments such as the application of local anesthetic gel inside the oral cavity provide only symptomatic relief, dental lasers go one step ahead. Dental lasers operating in the red and near infrared region have the potential to reduce inflammation and promote the healing process. This mode of lasers is known as the biomodulation mode – implying that it promotes healthy biological changes within the body. These lasers can also be used for healing other dental infections.
How do you treat a tiny blister on the tongue?
A tiny blister on the tongue can occur due to various reasons, including a burn, canker sores, and other oral aphthous ulcers. Treatment of these ulcers involve the following:
- Oral hygiene maintenance
- Application of an analgesic gel for pain relief
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Using medicated mouthwash for subsiding the inflammation and pain relief
- Avoiding spicy foods
- Using homemade remedies
The above mentioned options provide only temporary relief. If you are looking for a more permanent solution, you may visit a dentist who performs photobiomodulation with lasers. Lasers have been proven effective in treating and healing different types of oral ulcers, including canker sores.
What natural remedies are best for Ulcer?
To relieve pain and redness in oral ulcers, there are a few home remedies. Some of the commonly used home remedies include:
- Aloe vera application due to its soothing effect
- Baking soda is helpful in relieving pain and swelling
- Milk of magnesia, acid neutraliser, also coats the ulcers and reduces pain and discomfort
- Hydrogen peroxide and water mix is an antiseptic that helps in treating oral infections
- Honey has natural bactericidal properties and is useful in treating various infections
- Antacids are also helpful in reducing the discomfort and pain caused by oral ulcers
- Vitamin supplements to boost immunity
- Icepacks, or sucking an ice cube for pain relief
However, for more effective solutions, you should always consider seeking professional treatments.
Is the laser safe for dentistry?
Generally, lasers are safe for use on the human body. The US Food and Drug Administration has already approved dental lasers to treat different oral soft and hard tissue conditions. Since lasers have been approved by the FDA, they can be safely used for approved purposes. This is also why many dentists worldwide have started offering treatment with dental lasers.
Do mouthwashes make canker sores go away?
Most medicated mouthwashes have antibacterial and pain-numbing properties. Therefore, mouthwash is an effective option for reducing the inflammation and discomfort caused by oral ulcers. In addition, they help subside the inflammation and decrease the pain as they contain analgesics.
How do you treat a blood blister in your mouth?
Most oral blisters are self-healing, implying that they will disappear by themselves after some time. However, since oral blisters are often quite painful, they require symptomatic treatment. Your dentist may prescribe an analgesic gel for pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication for subsiding the swelling and inflamamiton. However, if you are looking for a longer-lasting solution, you may consult a dentist who practices laser dentistry. This is because dental lasers effectively treat different types of oral swelling, including oral blisters.
How to treat sore back gums?
Swelling of the back gums indicates underlying inflammation caused by tartar and plaque deposits. This condition is known as gingivitis, and it must be treated immediately, otherwise, it can cause various complications, including tooth loss. The conventional treatment of gum inflammaiton is professional teeth cleaning. In this procedure, your dentist will use an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque and tartar deposits from the teeth and below the gums in this procedure. Afterwards, the tooth surface and the roots are polished to prevent further infection. Your dentist may also prescribe antibiotics to subside the infection in case of server infection.
Nowadays, it is also possible to treat gum infections more effectively and quickly with dental lasers. This process involves a combination of traditional teeth cleaning and laser therapy. First, your dentist will use a laser to remove the inflamed or non-healable soft tissues from the gums. Afterwards, they will perform professional teeth cleaning to remove the plaque and tartar deposits. This approach offers a better clinical outcome compared with teeth cleaning alone.
Do you often experience oral ulcers that are affecting your daily life? Are you looking for a more permanent solution for your canker sores? If yes, Munro Hall Clinic is the solution to all your problems. Our state-of-the-art Epic-X Diode Laser from Biolase can treat a variety of oral soft tissue problems effectively and painlessly. So, book a free video consultation appointment with us today and let us provide you with a permanent solution to your dental problems.
Last Updated: April 3, 2022