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Baby Dental – Canker Sores Treatment

Thursday, Sep. 10th 2020 9:15 AM

Generally most canker sores will heal on their own without having any medical treatment. However, certain over the counter and prescription treatments can help prevent infection and promote faster healing.

Over the counter products like gels or pastes (example: Orajel, Blistex, Zilacin and many more) help to soothes canker sore pain and shields it from external irritants, such as food and bacteria.

There are also Inner mouth patches cover open sores inside the mouth. These patches protect against irritants and promote faster healing.

Another option can be Medicated mouthwash. Mouthwash containing hydrogen peroxide, chlorhexidine, or zinc sulfate prevents the growth of harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria. Antiseptic mouthwashes may also promote faster healing and prevent canker sores in the future.

Some prescription mouthwashes contain a local anesthetic or a corticosteroid to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Talk to your dentist or doctor about prescription mouthwashes

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