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What to Do with an Oral Burn

We have all done it, been so eager to bite into that first slice of pizza that we just could not wait for it to cool enough. Big mistake. Biting into that one slice of piping hot pepperoni pizza felt like you injected liquid hot magma straight into your mouth and now you are paying the price.

Oral tissue is much more sensitive to temperature than the rest of our bodies. So, what may seem cool enough to enjoy to the touch, could actually be scorching to the oral tissue of the mouth.

Most of the time, our impatience that leads us to taking that first bite of something too soon will merely add up to a short lived burning sensation, but on occasion it can result in more severe oral burn that lasts for hours or even days.

The good news is that there are many at-home remedies that can help you deal with the pain and suffering that you might be experiencing due to oral burn. Here are a few that might help you cope:

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Occasionally oral burns can be so severe that none of the above at-home remedies will offer relief. Additionally, sometimes the blisters that come from an oral burn can become severely irritated or even infected.

If you have a severe oral burn that is causing you much pain and discomfort, call us today to see how we can help!

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