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Are you suffering from a canker sore that just won’t seem to go away? If so, our Sensitive Dental dental team has some helpful tricks and tips for you! There are things you can do to relieve the pain from your canker sore in Houston, Texas, and those things 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, then you can use that to soothe your pain. All you need to do is soak the tea bag with water and then place the bag onto the affected area. The black tea contains the ingredient tannin, which is a powerful pain-relieving agent that can help you find the comfort you’re looking for.

Over-the-Counter Remedies

Swish your mouth: Fortunately, there are mouthwashes you can purchase at the store that can help relieve your canker sore pain. Those mouthwashes are often antibacterial rinses that are alcohol-free. They successfully clean the mouth and soothe the irritation. They are also good for sensitive mouths.

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.

Call our office today at 281-531-1000 if you have any questions or concerns about your canker sore. Dr. Jorge Pinera and our dental team are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the information you need so you can reach the comfort you deserve!