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Mouth Gum Sores and Lesions Pain Relief


Painful Gums Cheek Canker Sore

A variety of mouth sores afflict practically all of us at one time or other. Many seem to be age specific and are related to a variety of dental needs or treatments we are undergoing.

Immediate Pain Medicine
Colgate Pain Remedy
Ibuprofen is a common pain reliever that works OK but in some situations we need a pain reliever that can be used in a specific location. With a common toothache, many of us have resorted to placing a pain relief tablet on top of the offending tooth... with some success.

This technique doesn't work as well for tissue events, however. The best resources for finding pain relief products on an emergency basis are the local drug store chains.

CVC, Walgreens and Rite Aid offer a variety of products that can help... at least until we are able to see a dentist.

The larger drug stores typically carry some of the popular national brands pictured or outlined here along with their own house brands.

The major convenience feature of these products is that they all have different methods of applicaton and use. Some products are in liquid rinse form, swabable solutions, gel products and even beads that can be rolled around in the oral cavity.

Brace Denture Gum Cheek Bite Pain relief
Herbal Medicine
Formulations exist for children and adults.

Popular Brands

  • Colgate Orabase
  • GUM Rincinol
  • OraMed: Safe All Herbal Medicine
  • Kanka

Common Causes of Oral Lesions

First time and even long term denture wearers can have adjustment difficulties with a new denture prosthesis or relining. Friction, uneven biting can cause soft tissues to chafe or blister quickly.

New orthodontic braces, retainers or even re-adjustments can cause painful irritations that can develop into fibromas if left untreated for too long.

Gum Cheek Pain relief
Gum Pain Remedy

Types of Sores - Lesions

  • Mouth and gum sores
  • Orthodontic appliances
  • Cheek bites
  • Mouth burns
  • Braces
  • Denture irritation
  • Oral Ulcers
  • Canker Sore

Reminder

Depending upon the severity of the symptom and the longevity of enduring it, many of these products produce superb symptom relief. Patients should be mindful that symptom treatment is sometimes not enough and may require determining the underlying cause.

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