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
Since 2003, Dr. Chern has been delivering friendly, comprehensive, and high-tech dental care to her patients. She received her dental degree from Stony Brook University of Dentistry and completed a general practice residency at Long Island College Hospital. From preventive dental exams to cosmetic and implant dentistry, Dr. Chern is dedicated to helping patients achieve systemic health and brighter smiles.