About a week ago, I burned the inside of my top gums just above my teeth on the left side. However, I keep scraping it with my toothbrush when I brush my teeth which is preventing it from healing. Tried gargling with Scope mouth wash but it does not help. I am diabetic and have metal in both knees so I have to be careful not to get infections. Is there something else I could gargle with to clear this up?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 11 - August - 2012, at 00:54 AM


    Its good that you are concerned about your health and you are taking every precautions about not  to get infection. Here are certain  tips for the burnt mouth and gums:

    1. Stay away from citrus fruits and dairy products for 3 to 4 days
    2. Avoid carbonated beverages like cold drinks and sodas etc.
    3. Chamomile tea is beneficial but drink only after cooling.
    4. Suck on ice and eat puddins, ice creams etc.
    5. You need to be extra precautious while brushing. First thing is to change it to soft bristles tooth brush and don't scrap the soft oral parts.
    6. Do saline warm water gargles four times daily. This acts as an antiseptic thereby accelerating the healing process.

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