Canker sores underneath the tongue can be very painful if not treated. See how to get rid of under tongue canker sore very fast and without visiting the dentist.
A canker sore, especially under the tongue, is one out of the many tongue diseases and oral issues we have. Sometimes, just like mouth ulcers, this can be unbearable to a baby while to the adults, it can pose serious difficulty and swallow and eating things.
What are canker sores?
Sometimes, you may experience an unusual bump in the back of tongue or sores on the sides of your tongues which is accompanied by pain and peppery sensation.
That being said, Canker sores are small, painful ulcers usually found inside the mouth. They may occur on the tongue, and on the inside linings of the cheeks, lips, and sores underneath the tongue.
Research has shown that under tongue canker sores is one of the oral problems affecting about 20% of people. It has been widely accepted that women get canker sores more often than men.
How do I recognize canker sores underneath the tongue?
You will recognize its canker sore when you see small ulcer-like wounds that come with pains and discomfort. They usually appear grey, yellow, or white in colour, with or without a red borderline. Sore canker sores do emit offensive smells while a majority of some don’t.
More so, there canker sores symptoms and signs you should look out for. They normally come with bleeding gums, bumps around your tongue, whitish substance and pains around your tongue and gums.
How to get rid of under tongue canker sore (Very Fast)
Dealing with canker sores under tongue can be very painful but in some cases, they do not require any treatment of some sort. Normally, it will heal on its own but it may take time.
But if you want to how to speed up the healing process by learning how to get rid of under tongue canker sore very fast. If you are already suffering from sores underneath your tongue, this simple DIY tips will help your sores go away faster.
#1 Use Tropical medications
Apply topical medications directly to the affected area. There are specialized antiseptic mouthwashes and oral gels that can help relieve pain or inflammation caused by the sores. An example is Canker-Rid which is designed to treat canker sores quickly. The tip to using all these type of medications is to dry the sores before applying them. You can do this by using a tissue or quickly breathe in and out (creating cool air in your mouth or over the area). Once it’s dry, when you apply these medications on canker sores or ulcers, they are much more effective as it is direct contact to the sore and they aren’t diluted by saliva. Below are our top 4 medications.
Canker-Rid has a loyal cult following as many people swear by its effectiveness. You can use a q-tip to apply inside your mouth. It has some natural ingredients like honey and bees wax which is part of their proprietary formula.
Kank-A Mouth Mouth Pain Liquid
Kank-A mouth pain liquid is also another popular solution. It even comes with its own honeycomb (shaped) applicator! Just be careful, after you use it, you do not want to share it with other members of your household! This stuff definitely works as well (make sure the area where the canker sore is dry before you apply it!). Its key benefit is that it relieves pain and forms a protective layer to help with healing.
DenTemp Canker Cover
DenTemp is a more shareable product. It comes in tablets which when you hold and press against your canker sore, will stick to it and start forming a protective layer over the sore to relieve pain and aid in its healing. You will see reviews of people who say that it does not stick to the sore. This is because they did not dry the area. Make sure you do!
Bonjella is very popular in Australia and the UK. When applied, it relieves pain as well as produces a “cool” feeling in your mouth. This also forms a protective layer and helps with healing. You can “share” it with you family if they use clean hands and use a new q-tip to apply each time! You can also prolong its shelf life by keeping it in the fridge.
#2 Use Ice cubes
If the pain becomes unbearable, you should put some ice cubes in your mouth and allow it to dissolve slowly. Ice blocks have proven over the years to be a great relief for pains and inflammation.
#3 Avoid acidic foods
While you are waiting for the canker sores underneath your tongue to go away, endeavor to avoid acidic foods such as citrus fruits like oranges or spicy foods with too much pepper at all cost because that may aggravate the sore the more and make it linger.
#4 Take vitamin supplements
Vitamin supplements are one of the ways to get rid of under tongue canker sores because most of these sores can be caused by vitamin deficiencies.
Other than that, vitamin supplements have been tested to treat mouth sores and inflammation in a short time.
Supplements like Vitamin C, vitamin B complex, and lysine can be taken orally to treat sores in tongue and help speed healing. A couple of example supplements include:
Garden of Life Vitamin Code – Raw Vitamin C
Bronson Super B Vitamin B
#5 Do not brush with hard-bristled brushes
Another way on how to get rid of under tongue canker sores is to brush your teeth gently and properly with a soft-bristled brush.
While you brush, make sure to use toothpaste that does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate as it can aggravate the whole issue.
#6 Always rinse your mouth
Taking a rinse is another way to get rid of canker sores underneath your tongue. Always rinse your mouth with salt and warm water or use baking soda rinse.
#7 Use chamomile herbs
Chamomile herbs helped me in treating mouth ulcers and it has also worked in healing oral sores. Therefore, you can mix chamomile herbs in water and use it as a mouthwash four to six times daily.
The herb Echinacea also helps greatly in speeding the healing process of sores and bumps under the tongue. We like Nature’s Way’s Enzymatic Therapy which contains echinacea.
#8 Get an antiseptic mouthwash
if you can afford a mouthwash, get one but make sure you get an alcohol free mouthwash.
We recommend PerioSciences AO ProRinse Sensistive Mouthwash. It does not contain any alcohol.
#9 Consult a professional
Lastly, consult a health professional if symptoms persist.
What mouthwash solutions be used to treat and cure canker sores?
Not all mouthwash solutions are suitable to treat canker sores in the tongue. There is a specialized antibiotic mouthwash for these sores. According to Medicinenet.com, Diphenhydramine suspension can be used as a mouth rinse because it has topical anaesthetic effects on the tissue of the mouth and the canker sore. It is available in online stores and in over the counter drug stores. Put the suspension in your mouth, swish it around for 30 seconds to one minute, and spit it out, Do not swallow the rinse.
While canker sores underneath tongue are not actually something to be worked up about, it is very important you take some steps to speed up the healing process.
Having shown you how to get rid of under tongue canker sores, I expect you to start seeing results within a few days of practice but remember, this shouldn’t replace the advice of a medical professional.