Posted .

If you have a canker sore that is severely bothering you, then it’s time to relieve the pain. However, that might be a difficult task if you’re not sure how to do so. This is when our Dental Excellence of Kennesaw dental team comes in handy! We have some tips and tricks that can help you. Those are:

Old-Fashioned remedies

Ice the area: Grab an ice cube out of your freezer and wrap it in a paper towel or washcloth and hold it over the sore. Please remember not to place the ice directly on the skin. Icing the area can help relieve the burning pain.

Use a tea bag: If you have a black tea bag lying around the house, you can use it for providing comfort. Just soak the tea bag with water and then place the bag over the canker sore. The black tea contains tannin, which is a substance that possesses a powerful pain-relieving agent.

Over-the-Counter Remedies

Swish your mouth: Luckily, there are mouth rinses that you can purchase at the store to relieve your pain. Those rinses should be alcohol-free and they should clean the mouth and also soothe the irritation. It also has hydrogen peroxide and a refreshing flavor.

Use pain reliever: Another product you can buy at the store is numbing paste. This product usually protects the sore and promotes healing. It can instantly numb the area as its ingredient benzocaine starts to activate.

If you have any questions about how to relieve a canker sore in Kennesaw, Georgia, please remember that you can always call our office at (770) 429-0955 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum if you have any concerns about your canker sore. We are happy to help you!