Although painful, most ulcers will heal within 7-10 days. Non healing ulcers/oral lesions present for more than 3 weeks should be assessed by a Dentist or Doctor.
Warm salty mouthwash
Excellent cleaning– even if it is painful to brush, the mouth must be kept clean to encourage healing and prevent more ulcers forming. Be gentle and use a soft/baby toothbrush.
Difflam (Benzydamine) spray or mouthwash as needed.
Soft Diet- soft food will reduce trauma from biting
Painkillers – ibuprofen or paracetamol following packet instructions.
Rubbing Dentures – Denture adhesives like Fixodent may help secure a loose denture. Any sharp edges can be removed using an emery board. Remove the dentures when possible if causing trauma.
Corsodyl Mouthwash – avoid use for over 1 week as this may cause staining.