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What are Mouth Ulcers? | Mouth Ulcers Treatment in Ahmedabad 

Mouth ulcers or oral ulcers are sores that develop on the lips, cheeks, tongue, or palate. They are widespread and are known to affect almost 20 percent of the population at some point in time. They are yellow or red and can be extremely painful. Oral ulcers can affect anyone but are more likely to be present in individuals having:

  • Diabetes
  • Immune disorders
  • IBS or inflammatory bowel syndrome 
  • HIV infection
  • Autoimmune diseases like oral lichen planus

Canker sores are the most common type of oral ulcer encountered by our doctors at Oris Smiles Dental Clinic. In the information provided below, we will briefly discuss the causes, symptoms, treatment, and ways to prevent oral ulcers- brought to you by Oris Smiles Dental Clinic.

Symptoms of mouth ulcer |Mouth Ulcers Treatment in Ahmedabad 

  • Painful sores that are yellow or red
  • Well-defined round and usually smaller than one centimeter
  • Sometimes accompanied by a tingling sensation before they appear
  • Sometimes accompanied by fever and enlarged lymph nodes
  • Often start to fade to a gray colored non raised lesion
  • Usually self-healing within a week or two
  • Swelling around the ulcer is sometimes present
  • Increased pain or discomfort while brushing the teeth
  • The pain usually worsens on the consumption of hot and spicy food items

Causes of mouth ulcer |Mouth Ulcers Treatment in Ahmedabad 

  • Tissue injury due to any reason
  • Accidental biting on your cheeks or tongue while speaking or eating
  • Allergic reaction
  • Direct injury due to wires or brackets of orthodontic appliance
  • Deficiency of certain vitamins
  • Hormonal changes
  • Using very high abrasive content toothpaste
  • Stress and lack of sleep
  • Eating highly acidic or hot and spicy food items

Home remedies for mouth ulcer

  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Using over-the-counter topical oral cream
  • Taking multivitamin supplements
  • Practicing good oral hygiene
  • Avoid hot and spicy food items
  • Doing warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day

How to treat mouth ulcers? |Mouth Ulcers Treatment in Ahmedabad 

Mouth ulcers need to be addressed carefully if they:

  • Recur more than 2-3 times a year
  • Are associated with fever, headache, or any other symptom
  • Persist for a long duration of time (more than 7-10 days)
  • Are thought to be because of any other general health condition
  • Get even worse despite being treated with home remedies
  • Show no signs of improvement on their own

The treatment of mouth ulcers is mainly focused on relieving the pain or discomfort. It is targeted to promote healing by reducing inflammation. The primary goal of our team at Oris smiles dental clinic is to carefully diagnose the root cause before planning the treatment.

The main treatment options for oral ulcers treatment include:

  • Topical anesthetic gel application
  • Using steroid mouthwash
  • Providing nutritional supplements
  • Using antiseptic ointments and gels after carefully cleaning the ulcer under the doctor’s supervision

How to prevent mouth ulcers?

  • Practice good oral hygiene
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid irritation to the soft tissue lining.
  • Eating a healthy diet to eliminate the risk of nutritional deficiencies
  • Attending regular followups and checkups with your doctor

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