What to Expect when using Oralmedic
Sting upon application
Mouth ulcers are always painful prior to treatment. When applying Oralmedic the pain is intensified for several seconds before you rinse. This is a normal result from using Oralmedic.
White patch after treatment
Oralmedic will turn the area treated white. This is quite normal and is caused by denaturing the tissue and removing water or saliva from the ulcer and the surrounding healthy tissue. This is not a burn. This white mark completely around the mouth ulcer is a good indication that you have completly covered the painful ulcer area.
No pain after treatment
If pain persists several minutes after the brief sting during treatment, it generally means that a small portion of the ulcer may have been missed during treatment. If this is the case, an immediate re-treatment is recommended; apply the swab for several seconds and rinse again. The same cotton swab may be reused.
Generally, one treatment is all that is needed. Once treated or immediately re-treated Oralmedic should not be reapplied to the treated mouth ulcer during the healing period.
Tissue “flaking off”
After treatment, during the healing period, tissue may flake off. This flaking is not unusual and may be a result of leaving Oralmedic on the mouth ulcer for too long or rubbing the treated area with your tongue for an extended period. If tissue flakes off, but you are in no pain there is no need to reapply Oralmedic.
Swelling surrounding the treatment area
Mild swelling can be the result of tissue fluids collecting in and around the treated area. This condition will vary from person to person and is a normal and a temporary part of the healing process.
Although not common, significant swelling around the mouth ulcer after treatment can be a sign that the person may have an allergic reaction to the product or the mouth ulcer was treated for too long.
Some numbness before or after treatment is not uncommon and is not regarded as abnormal.