As you may already know, there are wide variety of oral health and oral hygiene topics being covered in the traditional media and being discussed in social media. On any given day, you can be informed about everything from oral cancer, to tooth whitening, to the links between the bleeding gums of periodontal disease and their link to serious systemic afflictions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The subject of inflamed or irritated gums may not be getting the airtime of some of the oral health-related topics listed above, but you may be surprised to learn that many consumers are searching online for information and solutions ranging from what dentists and hygienists may classify as gingival inflammation or aphthous stomatitis, to what some lay persons may generically classify as oral wounds, mouth sores or mouth irritation.
The New York Times Online Health Guide states, “ Most mouth sores are cold sores (also called fever blisters), canker sores, or other (oral) irritation caused by:
- A sharp or broken tooth or poorly fitting dentures
- Biting your cheek, tongue, or lip
- Burning your mouth from hot food or drinks
- Chewing tobacco
The New York Times Online Health Guide also offers the following home remedies:
- Avoid hot beverages and foods, spicy and salty foods, and citrus.
- Gargle with cool water or eat popsicles. This is helpful if you have a mouth burn.
- Take pain relievers like acetaminophen.
We would respectfully add to this list the use of PeriZone’s PerioPatch® for oral wound management and gum pain. Although the home remedies listed above may offer some level of relief, the use of PerioPatch may be more effective in reducing discomfort and promoting gum healing.
PerioPatch is a unique hydrogel wound dressing made from all-natural ingredients that absorbs wound exudates and thus alleviates gum pain while promoting gum healing. FDA-approved PerioPatch also acts as a barrier that not only provides relief from the signs and symptoms of oral inflammation, but also prevents additional oral irritation or oral injury.
PerioPatch is easy to use and easily dispensed through the dental office – in fact PeriZone only distributes PerioPatch through participating dental offices. There is a free sample program that enables licensed dentists to try PerioPatch on a patient suffering from gum pain, inflamed gums or virtually any other type of oral wound, with no obligation. Practicing, licensed dentists can request their free PerioPatch sample courtesy of PeriZone by clicking here.
For those looking for relief from their oral irritation, gum pain and oral inflammation, PerioPatch delivers a highly effective and convenient wound management solution.