The amount of excruciating pain a canker sore generates is inversely proportional to its minuscule size. Despite being very tiny, it is impossible to be unaware of a canker sore. Whether you are eating, drinking, or talking, a canker sore hurts a lot.
Even today, dental and medical professionals are still unable to determine what exactly causes canker sores. There are, however, several factors that have been linked to their occasional occurrence. These include oral trauma, stress, fatigue, poor diet, and a weakened immune system, among others.
Easy Remedies For Canker Sores
- Ice: While ice won’t make even the most minuscule of canker sores disappear, it is useful enough to provide temporary relief. To use, gently press an ice cube on affected area.
- Vitamin And Mineral Supplements: Experts believe that canker sores are possibly caused by certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Check with your doctor to make sure that you are getting enough vitamins and minerals in your diet. If this proves to be difficult, consult with your medical professional about taking the necessary supplements.
- Kick The Habit: Both cigarette and alcohol consumption tend to irritate canker sores. As such abstinence might prove to be a great source of relief.
- DIY Rinses: Known as an all around curative plant, the extract from the inner portion of the aloe vera leaf can be used to rinse over the area affected with canker sores. Similarly, you can prepare a rinse by diluting 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, and 2 ounces of hydrogen peroxide in 1-2 ounces of water.
- Wet Tea Bag: Used tea bag can be used to provide immediate relief from canker sore. Tea contains tannic acid which is a natural pain reliever. To use, simply press the tea bag against the affected area for several minutes.
Any oral health irregularities that persist for more than 10 days should be consulted with your medical and dental professionals. Bondi Dental is a local practice that is committed to advancing the dental wellbeing of its patients. Book an appointment with your Bondi Dentist today. Call us on (02) 9365 7187 or book your appointment online and claim your FREE dental consultation!