How to get rid of a canker sores?

Canker sores correspond to small ulcerations that form on the buccal mucosa. Their origins remain blurred even though many of the favorable factors are now well known.

Fatigue, stress, consumption of certain hard cheeses (such as Gruyere), certain fruits such as pineapple, melon or nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, coconuts) are all potential Formation of canker sores.

Certain drug treatments (aspirin, psychotropic drugs) or diseases of immunity (HIV,) cause the appearance of canker sores.

Canker sores usually disappear within 8 days without treatment. But when they occur on a recurring basis, it is best to consult your dentist. He will be able to prescribe a gel or an ointment directly applicable to the canker, containing in particular an anesthetic to alleviate the pain. A therapeutic mouthwash may also be effective. In n treatment and prevention also involves maintaining good oral hygiene and regular monitoring at your dentist, especially for scaling.


Canker sores correspond to small oral ulcerations, most often painful. The use, a cream, a gel to fight canker sores, can be effective. The active molecules of these products are intended to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and protect the erosive sore by avoiding superinfection. They allow faster healing.

The primary objective remains to relieve pain during the healing process. Some of these products contain anti-inflammatory drugs, or a local anesthetic. They must be used only a few days consecutively and under medical supervision. Indeed, the antiseptic substances they contain may destabilize the mouth for long periods.

As for “refreshing” mouthwashes or those used for combating dental plaque, they have no interest in the management of canker sores.