Mouth ulcers are painful stores that appear inside the mouth that usually appear as red or yellow. Patients often get mouth ulcers confused with cold sores, which appear on the outer lips. Here at Westbury Dental Care, we offer a range of treatments to reduce the pain and irritability of mouth ulcers. Our dental hygienists are available from Monday – Saturday for direct access and no appointments are required. We understand how painful mouth ulcers can be and our expertly trained team of dental professionals will identify the cause and outstanding reason for pain.
What causes mouth ulcers?
One of the most common causes for mouth ulcers is accidentally biting the inside of your cheek. When this happens, it can be incredibly painful and may need to be seen too urgently. Fortunately, thanks to our direct access, you can come and see our hygienists as soon as possible within our working hours. Other causes of mouth ulcers may include infections, medical conditions and fungal infections.
How can I prevent mouth ulcers?
There are things that you can do to reduce your chance of developing mouth ulcers. You may be able to reduce the risk of mouth ulcers by keeping your mouth as clean and healthy as possible. This involves reducing the chances of viral infections by brushing and flossing daily. Moreover, we highly recommend the use of high-quality toothbrushes and maintaining a healthy and consistent diet that consists of fresh fruit and vegetables. It’s also important to pay regular visits to your dentist to maintain healthy oral health.
Once we examine your mouth ulcers, we will then offer the relevant treatments for you. In some cases, ulcers go in their own time. However, there are cases where they get worse over time and this is where we may provide mouthwashes or tablets to reduce the size of the ulcer or eradicate it for good.
Contact Westbury Dental Care
Most ulcers heal up, on their own, over time. However, if they don’t heal within three weeks you should visit your dentist. Your dental team will be able to examine your mouth to check that the problem is an ulcer and not something more serious such as mouth cancer. If you require an appointment for a mouth ulcer issue, or due to suffering from moderate to severe toothache, get in touch with us by calling us directly on 020 8942 8943. We will do our utmost to see you as soon as we possibly can.