Many different kind of canker sore treatments, can be found, which can be either topical (like mouthwash, gel, spray or patch) or systemic treatments.
3 different kind of topical canker sore treatments:
Among treatments listed by the American Academy of Oral Medicine, it is mostly corticosteroid-based treatments that have received serious clinical trials on patients suffering from Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers. But the risk of developping candidasis is high if patients utilize steroid-based during months or years. Powerful steroids could even bring secondary effects such as erosion of the tissues and mucosa inside the mouth.
Known systemic canker sore treatments have also been tested: colchicine, oral specific corticosteroids, levamisole, dapsone, and the well known thalidomide (very effective). Most of these have potentially serious secondary effects ( when possible, thalidomide is avoided due to the high probability of very bad side effects).
ranks as the #1 systemic canker sore treatment that prevents canker sores and has no known side effects; it's been developped in order to help patients with .
Canker sores, even though they do not proceed from any microbial attack, bear a high risk of secondary infection that could result in extended length and pain of the outbreak. In some cases, mouthwashes will eliminate these bacteria and prevent the sores from being infected, but some clinical tests have proven mixed results on chronic mouth ulcers. While in some cases15 17 there is no clear improvement and canker sores remain painful, in some other cases18 20the pain is reduced but no the chronicity of outbreaks
It is important to remember that a mouthwash isn't considered as a preventative canker sore cure; when it is excessively used the effects could be negative on the balance of the bacterial life within the oral cavity.
Patients who use corticotherapy int the form of gels, creams or mouthwashes could see very good results on their canker sores, notably if they do it at the early stage of their ulcers, when prodromes start to appear, the reaseon being that corticoids will stop the inflammation of their canker sores. However this will not treat the cause of the ulceration, and there is a risk of candidosis or atrophy of the mucosa.