No particular treatment is necessary for minor canker sores as they tend to resolve in a week or two on their own.
In cases of painful, large or persistent canker sores, you may require medical help. Once your diagnosis has been made, the internationally trained doctors working with the
Teeth and Skin Service Line at The Aga Khan University Hospital will guide you thoroughly and effectively. Your treatment options will include:
Mouth rinse containing the steroid dexamethasone to ease pain and inflammation
Topical products including creams, gels, pastes or liquids, to be applied to individual sores, in order to reduce pain and promote healing
Oral medications as a last resort to treat severe canker sore. These are generally not preferable due to serious side effects
Need to properly investigate to rule out any other systemic illness