In my practice, I see several people a month who come in for my opinion of how to remedy them and asking how long they last. Beyond just time itself (ie 5-10 days), there are a few recommendations that I give which can alleviate the discomfort immediately or at least shorten the duration by a few days…
1. My favorite remedy is an in office treatment which I use myself called Debacterol. It is a topical treatment which cauterizes the sore and reduces healing time significantly. Patients leave painfree after just one treatment. The substance stings for 5 seconds and then you feel immediate relief.
2. Warm salt water rinses ( 1 teaspoon of salt to cup of warm water )
3. Warm water and teaspoon baking soda
4. avoid spicy and acidic foods
Please feel free to let us know if there are any other natural suggestions