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Canker Sores | How To Get Rid Of Canker Sores | Mouth Ulcer Treatment

Mouth ulcers also known as canker sores or aphthous ulcers they can be surprisingly painful

but the good news is I'm going to teach you how to treat it

mouth ulcers have painful sores inside the mouth

they're usually red or yellow leaving a crater where pain sensors are more

exposed now if you're unsure that you've got a mouth ulcer I've left some great

links in the description below which have loads of pictures and descriptions

which will help you now some of the causes include oral trauma,

hormone changes, iron deficiencies, vitamin deficiencies and even genetic

factors now I'll leave the full list in the description below as well as when

you should seek medical attention I'd recommend everyone to read this now

the good news is that most mouth ulcers heal by themselves within 10 to 14 days

but I know they can be super uncomfortable so if you want to try

something to help get rid of the pain here's treatments and preventions so

treatment number one steroid lozenges these are quite effective at relieving

the pain and they may also make the mouth ulcer heal quicker

treatment two chlorhexidine mouthwash now this isn't effective at helping to

relieve the pain however it can help the mouth ulcer recover quicker and also

prevent it from becoming infected now it is important to remember that if you're

using chlorhexidine mouthwash regularly it can stain the teeth brown but it's not

usually permanent and there are ways that you can reduce the risk of this I'll

leave more information about this in the description below now my top tip whether

you do use chlorhexidine mouthwash or steroid lozenges whichever remember to

use it as soon as you start to feel the mouth also developing that way it has

the best chance of preventing it from developing fully and also speeds up

recovery time now the next treatments don't really prevent the mouth ulcer from

fully forming instead they're more useful for pain relief so these include

soothing protective pastes, paracetamol, ibuprofen, numbing sprays and mouth

washes which include benzydamine and also saltwater mouthwashes now

I'll leave more information in the description below on how to prepare

this and as always with all medication always read the information leaflet and

speak to your pharmacist to make sure that you're suitable to use it now apart from

treatments did you know that there are there are various

things that you can actually avoid which cause mouth ulcers so for example don't

bite the inside of your cheeks and speak to your dentist about badly

fitting braces, badly fitting dentures, rough fillings and sharp teeth and other

things you can do are brushing your teeth gently using a soft bristled

toothbrush, avoid irritating toothpastes and also try to stress less if you can

now I'll leave some really useful links in the description below which teach you

techniques on how to do this if you want read it and also try to get more sleep 7

to 8 hours per night some medication can also cause mouth ulcers so if you think

it may be the cause then speak to your pharmacist and they can check this for

you and that's the end of this week's video I really hope you found this

information useful and I've also left more information in the description

below which I'd advise everyone to read see you next week

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