Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include:
Good Oral Hygiene
Flossing and thorough tooth brushing at least twice a day may help with healing. Warm salt water rinses can help keep the mouth moist. It may also help if you quit smoking.
- Antibiotics—to control bacterial infections only; not effective for viral infections
- Medications—to treat underlying conditions, such as Sjogren’s syndrome or AIDS
- Anti-inflammatories—to manage swelling and pain
Your doctor may need to remove a stone, tumor, or other blockage. Increasing saliva flow may be all that's needed to remove a mucus plug.
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