Mouth ulcers are common and should clear up on their own within a week or 2. They’re rarely a sign of anything serious but may be uncomfortable to live with.
How you can treat mouth ulcers yourself
Mouth ulcers need time to heal and there is no quick fix. Avoiding things that irritate your mouth ulcer should help:
- speed up the healing process
- reduce pain
- reduce the chance of it returning
An ENT doctor can help with mouth ulcers
An ENT doctor can recommend a treatment to speed up healing, prevent infection or reduce pain, for example:
- antimicrobial mouthwash
- a painkilling mouthwash, gel or spray
- corticosteroid lozenges
You can buy these without a prescription but they may not always work.