Sores And Cuts: How To Avoid Making Them Worse

When you are dealing with some minor irritation in your mouth, such as a canker sore, abrasion, or small cut, you might find that eating is not as easy as it usually is. Instead, just the simple act of chewing may aggravate your wound, making it painful and frustrating to get through a snack or meal. Fortunately, we have some simple to follow suggestions for you, so you can let the issue heal and keep yourself nourished!

Don’t Eat Very Hot Foods

When you have any type of discomfort in your mouth due to a sore or laceration, it’s best to avoid very hot foods. Heat will make inflammation worse instead of better, which is why you should remember to eat lukewarm or cool foods. Unlike heat, cold reduces inflammation and can help your mouth feel better.

Don’t Eat Spicy Foods

Do you have a canker sore? A small cut? Don’t eat anything spicy! It can irritate even completely healthy oral tissues, so the last thing you want to do is irritate an already uncomfortable area. Keep your food choices bland when you’re healing, so you avoid any unexpected pain.

Eat Something Soft

Remember that eating soft, easy-to-break-down foods is often important. When you’re eating a cracker, hard cookie, or other foods that aren’t very soft, they may scrape against or stab a canker sore or other problem. By choosing gentle foods, you don’t need to worry about unexpected impacts or friction. Need some additional suggestions? Just ask during your next visit with us!

Protect Your Smile As It Heals

Come in to see us if you need help with a sore or other concern, so you can get back to the comfortable smile you usually enjoy on a daily basis. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.