I get bad canker sores right underneath my teeth and along my gums. I tried everything from salt to gly oxide.

Canker sores are small ulcers that occur in the lining of the mouth. These sores are extremely painful and can be very sensitive as well. Canker sores can quickly turn into ulcers and are known to be the most common causes of mouth ulcers. Since these are painful, they often cause a lot of discomfort when chewing and swallowing. A canker sore in the mouth is much easier to treat than a canker sore in the throat. Canker sores may also recur soon after they are healed. They are also extremely contagious, and if one canker sore develops in the mouth, it could spread to the entire mouth if treatment for the same is not administered in time. Canker sores are oval or round in their shape. When they are large, they can range from 1.5 to 2 cm in diameter. They usually form on the mucous membranes of the mouth, but may also appear on the gums and the tongue. Home remedies for canker sores can help in treating the condition. These home remedies may also help contain the pain and the discomfort of the canker sores.

How to heal canker sores? Canker sores may often be mistaken as herpes sores. However, canker sores in mouth and herpes fever blisters are very different from each other. The appearance and manifestation of these sores are very much different. These sores are also not contagious and cannot be passed from one person to another. The treatment for these is usually done by using natural cures for bad canker sores. In most cases, prevention of bad canker sores is much easier than their treatment. Diet modification is one of the best canker sore cures. Reducing the stress from your life and improving oral hygiene can help cure the canker sores for good.

None of the canker sore in mouth remedies can produce very quick results. These remedies may hasten recovery and help relieve some of the painful symptoms of the condition. However, none of them can help treat the condition overnight. Using remedies and taking precautions can help prevent aggravation of the condition. Canker sores causes are not clearly understood. However, rinsing your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash every night and maintaining good dental hygiene can help. If you can get some aloe vera juice, rinse your mouth thoroughly with it twice every day. Home remedies for canker sores using baking soda are very popular. A paste of baking powder and water can be applied on the canker sores to promote healing. The paste also helps relieve the pain caused due to the sores.

Frequent rinses with warm water and salt help prevent bacteria and plaque buildup. This keeps the mouth healthy and clean. You can also make a homemade antimicrobial mouthwash by mixing a few drops of hydrogen peroxide with two table spoons of water. Rinse your mouth with this mouthwash to get rid of bacteria in your mouth. A raw onion paste, when applied to the canker sores, can promote healing and relieve pain. You can also daub a piece of cotton in plum juice and apply it on the sores. The sores may sting when you do this, but it could help improve the rate at which the sores may be healing. If you are looking for home remedies for canker sores in children, you have to look for something which is non-invasive and which does not hurt the child much. Papaya fruit contains a natural enzyme that helps heal the sores. This is one of the best home remedies for canker sores. Another one of the popular home remedies for canker sores treatment is the use of alum. Simply rub alum on the sores to promote healing. You can also mix together two drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Apply this solution on your mouth to heal canker sores naturally.

answered by G M

Try one of these remedies:

A decoction of rose petals, with a dash of lime, used as a gargle, is also soothing when done 3-4 times a day.

Add half a teaspoon of turmeric and one-fourth of a teaspoon of rock salt in a glass of hot water. Gargle with it three times a day.

answered by C

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