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Mouth ulcers are relatively common, and they can be quite irritating. People who suffer from mouth ulcers have painful sores which are open, white in color, and have a red border that's inflamed. Usually, these sores appear on the lips, underneath the tongue, the floor of the mouth or the inside part of the cheeks. Mouth ulcers aren't considered serious, and they usually heal within a couple of days. Herpetiform ulcers typically appear as clusters of ulcers, and these are deeper than the regular ones. No matter what type of mouth ulcer you have, it's helpful to know the different treatments:

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1. Antimicrobial Mouthwash or Ointment

When an ulcer or a sore forms in your mouth, it can be excruciating especially at the beginning. However, the pain would usually lessen in a couple of days, and your sores would heal on their own even without treatment. But if you have painful, large or even persistent wounds, then that's a different story. In such cases, the dentist may prescribe an antimicrobial mouthwash or even a corticosteroid ointment for the sores. The dentist may also recommend a unique solution, either prescription or non-prescription, to lessen the irritation and the pain.

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