BURN IN THE MOUTH
Who hasn’t scorched the roof of their mouth — that little spot behind the two front teeth — with the sizzling cheese of a fresh-out-of-the-oven pizza?
When it happens, if you have access to ice chips, put them into your mouth. If you don’t have ice, rinse your mouth as soon as possible with cold water. This will both ease the pain and minimize swelling and tissue damage. If the burn is causing great discomfort, you can get an over-the-counter product like Orabase, an oral bandage; a pectin ointment or a topical mouth analgesic containing benzocaine, at your pharmacy.
After the first day, dissolve a half-teaspoon of salt in warm water and rinse your mouth four or five times daily. This will speed the healing along. Stay away from spicy or brittle foods that could irritate the burned spot. Cold foods will feel better than hot….ice cream feels wonderful!
If you, your family or friends need dental care, we would be honored to provide you with state-of-the-art dental care in our modern dental practice. Refer someone you love to someone you trust!
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39 Milford Drive, Hudson, Ohio 44236. 330-650-0360. www.drshooverandyanda.com