Throat Ulcers


The most common treatment for Tooth Ulcers is Surgery. There are many surgical procedures available which may help cure or relieve the symptoms of Tooth Ulcer. You can consult with your Doctor before making any decision on how to treat your Tooth Ulcer.

Surgical Procedures:

Surgery is one of the most effective treatments for Tooth Ulcers. It helps to remove all traces of the ulcer and its infection. The surgeon will usually clean out the infected area using antiseptic solution.

They then use stitches to close up the wound and put it back into place where it belongs. The healing process takes time but eventually it heals completely and no longer causes pain or discomfort.

Surgery is not always necessary when the Tooth Ulcer is caused by bacteria, viruses or other foreign bodies. These types of infections can be treated with antibiotics. However, if the Tooth Ulcer is caused by something like a fungus or parasites then surgery is needed to remove them.

A dentist will drill holes in the tooth and drain out all of their contents and then replace it with new material. This procedure is called Crowns and Canines (C&C).


For some sufferers of the disease, treatment can be as simple as taking an over-the-counter pain medication and putting a cold compress on the affected location. If the ulcer is large or in a sensitive area like the roof of the mouth then stronger prescription painkillers may be required. To alleviate any swelling a doctor may also prescribe corticosteroids to be taken in pill form.

If there are any visible signs of infection then an antibiotic may also be required. Most of the time these treatments are enough to take away the pain and allow the ulcer to heal itself over time.

For more serious cases, some form of surgery may be needed in order to remove any dead or dying tissue from the ulcer. In extreme cases a part of the body that is causing harm to the ulcer must be removed. This is most common with people who have crooked or missing teeth.

Once the surgery is over and the ulcer has healed, the area will no longer be susceptible to ulceration and will remain pain-free and healthy.


The healing time for Tooth Ulcers can range from a few weeks to several months. This all depends on what is causing the ulcer and how severe it is. In most cases the ulcer will heal itself within a few weeks but it can take months if other complications are present.

In order to prevent any unnecessary healing time, patients are encouraged to follow their doctors’ orders and take any medication that may be prescribed to them on a regular basis.


Some people who have had a Tooth Ulcer for a long period of time find that their teeth begin to turn black. This is due to the presence of bacteria and dead cells in the mouth that cause discoloration. In most cases this discoloration can be reversed if it isn’t severe and the Tooth Ulcer has healed over properly.

Sources & references used in this article:

Contact ulcers and granulomas of the larynx: new insights into their etiology as a basis for more rational treatment by PH Ward, D Zwitman, D Hanson… – … –Head and Neck …, 1980 –

An Account of the sore throat attended with ulcers by J Fothergill – 1751 –

Persistent oral ulcers and sore throat by CN Sang, JP Joyce, ER Farmer – Archives of dermatology, 1991 –