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Canker sores are inconvenient, troublesome, and uncomfortable, as you probably already know, and sometimes it’s tough to find the comfort and relief you need. However, our Golden West Dental Clinic dental team has some tips and tricks that can help you make the canker sore pain disappear. Those are:

Old-Fashioned remedies

Ice the area: Head over to your freezer and grab an ice cube from your ice cube tray. Then, wrap it with a paper towel or a thin washcloth. Now, place the wrapped cube on the canker sore to provide temporary relief from pain. Please don’t place the cube directly on the sore.

Use a tea bag: If you have black tea nearby, you can use it to dull the pain of your canker sore. This is because it contains tannin, which is a powerful pain-relieving agent. All you need to do is soak the bag with water and place it over the canker.

Over-the-Counter Remedies

Swish your mouth: Fortunately, there are mouthwashes you can purchase at the store that can help relieve your canker sore pain. Those mouthwashes are often antibacterial rinses that are alcohol-free. They successfully clean the mouth and soothe the irritation. They are also good for sensitive mouths.

Use pain reliever: You can find pain reliever on the store shelves that can help you with your canker sore discomfort. They are usually pastes which provide protection and promote healing. Usually, they have the analgesic benzocaine that automatically soothes your discomfort.

If you use these tips, you’ll be on your way toward the relief and comfort you deserve! For more details and information about canker sores in Rialto, California, please call our office at 909-421-8787 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rosendo Garza if you have any concerns for your oral health. We look forward to helping you!