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Are you trying to relieve pain from a canker sore in Jacksonville, Florida? If so, then our Dr. James E. Gaff dental team is more than happy to help you! Even though it might seem as though the pain will never end, there are some things you can do to provide the comfort you deserve. You can:

Old-Fashioned remedies

Ice the area: Take a trip to your freezer and grab an ice cube out of the ice cube tray. Then, wrap the cube in a paper towel or washcloth. Place the wrapped cube over the area to bring temporary relief of pain. Remember, don’t place the cube directly onto the area without it being covered.

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 area. The black tea contains 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 products you can purchase at the store that can help relieve your canker sore pain. One of those products is a pain-relieving mouthwash. There are some products that are alcohol-free and they can clean the mouth as well as soothe the irritation, even in sensitive mouths.

Use pain reliever: Another option is to numb the canker sore and the surrounding area with a numbing agent, like Orajel™ or Orabase®. These products numb the area, protect the canker sore and promote healing. Once you apply them to the area, you should feel automatic relief.

Using these tips and tricks will help you have the comfort you deserve. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office at 904-641-2655 and schedule an appointment with Dr. James E. Gaff. Our dental team will be thrilled to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!