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Do you have a canker sore? If so, our Krupka Dental Associates dental team has some helpful tips for you! By using our tips, you can relieve your pain and discomfort and go on your merry way. We recommend doing one or more of the following things so you can have the comfort you deserve:

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: Fortunately, there are products you can purchase at the store that can help relieve your canker sore pain. One of those products is a pain-relieving mouthwash. There are some products that are alcohol-free and they can clean the mouth as well as soothe the irritation, even in sensitive mouths.

Use pain reliever: Another option is to numb the canker sore and the surrounding area with a numbing agent, like Orajel™ or Orabase®. These products numb the area, protect the canker sore and promote healing. Once you apply them to the area, you should feel automatic relief.

If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about how to treat a canker sore in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, please call our office today at 920-766-1122 and talk to Dr. John Krupka or a member of our dental team. If these tips don’t work for you, please feel free to schedule an appointment. Our dental team will be happy to help you!