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Reducing Pain After an Oral Burn

Posted on 11/23/2016 by Mark Bieber
A woman suffering from a severe oral burn.
Burning your mouth is definitely no fun. It can hurt at the moment, but it can also stay so irritated that you may struggle to eat for a few hours to a few days.

If you recently got an oral burn, then you will be happy to hear that there are options to help reduce the pain you are experiencing.

When you need to lower your pain so that you can eat and drink without misery, give these options a try.

Ways of Minimizing Oral Burn Pain

First, you should make sure you have rinsed out your mouth to get rid of anything that could be causing excess inflammation. Second, take anti-inflammatories to help reduce the pain. Ibuprofen is the most common that also works when pain is moderate or less.

Third, use a mouthwash that is also an antiseptic. This helps to keep the burn from turning into an infected mess, which would lead to more pain and misery. Finally, use a little benzocaine. It will help to numb the area and keep you from being so miserable that you can't function like normal.

Make sure you eat soft foods and drink gentle drinks. Avoid anything acidic, like orange juice or sports drinks, and avoid anything with extra sugar so that you do not have a bacterial bloom in your mouth. If you do not find any relief with any of these options, make sure to contact your dentist. You may have done more damage than you thought, and it may require professional treatment.

Please contact us as soon as you can, and let them know what things you have already tried to help the pain. They can then determine what may be going on to help you keep your pain under control.

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