Posted on 8/20/2018 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
|Biting into a piping hot piece of pizza or drinking soup that just came out of the pot, can be dangerous to your mouth.
If you get a bad burn after eating that irresistible food, there are ways of healing after burning your mouth that don't require a visit to our office.
Something Cold QuickBurning your mouth is like burning any other part of your body. It hurts and can cause a blister that can be extremely painful for days. Moreover, the mouth is wet, and it can be harder to heal an injury to that part of your body.
The best thing to do if you burn your mouth with hot food or drink is to get something cold in it quickly. Ice water is always a good choice, or you can also let an ice cube dissolve slowly for pain relief.
Ice cream or cold milk are two excellent choices and a great way of healing after burning your mouth. They're not only cold, but thick and creamy, which will help coat the affected area -usually the roof of your mouth.
Salt WaterAfter the numbing from the ice cream or water wears off, you will feel the pain or discomfort come back, so what can you do then? Salt water. An ancient method for disinfecting wounds, swishing warm salt water around is a very helpful way of healing after burning your mouth.
Mix half teaspoon of salt with one cup of hot water until dissolved. Let it cool to lukewarm or room temperature and use as needed.
Over-the-Counter MedicationsA pain reliever such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen or whichever product you prefer, can also help with managing the pain from an oral burn. Products such as Orajel contain numbing ingredients that can relieve the discomfort in your mouth. Use as directed.
There are ways of healing your after burning your mouth, but it can take up to a weak to get better. If you have any concerns or the pain worsens, don't hesitate to call our office.