Mouth & Oral Pain

Mouth and oral pain can be caused by many different conditions. Our healthcare providers can determine what is causing your pain and design a treatment plan to improve your symptoms.

Conditions that may cause mouth and oral pain include:

  • Oral injuries
  • Canker sores
  • Herpes simplex virus (cold sores)
  • Dry mouth
  • Thrush
  • Oral cancers
  • Gum disease
  • Dental abscess

Minor problems may be managed with at-home remedies. Some strategies to try at home include:

  • Over the counter pain relievers like Tylenol or ibuprofen
  • Salt water rinses and gargles
  • Apply ice to areas of pain or swelling
  • Avoid spicy, acidic, or salty foods
  • Increase fluid intake, try sugar-free lozenges for dry mouth
  • Avoid smoking and tobacco products
  • Practice good oral hygiene with brushing and flossing

Book An Appointment

When at-home remedies are not helping, it’s time to seek professional care. Reasons to seek care for mouth and oral problems include:

  • Severe pain not responding to over-the-counter medicine
  • Pain that is interfering with eating and drinking
  • Persistent tooth or gum pain
  • Sores that won’t go away or keep returning
  • A growth that doesn’t go away
  • White spots inside the mouth
  • A mouth injury with bleeding or looks infected
  • Signs of infection like fever and swelling