Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Trench mouth can be extremely painful. To help care for yourself and cope during treatment:

  • Avoid smoking or using other tobacco products
  • Take pain medications as recommended
  • Follow a liquid diet, if recommended, the first few days of treatment to minimize pain
  • Avoid spicy or very hot foods, which can irritate your tender gums
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Avoid drinking carbonated beverages or alcohol
  • Keep all dental appointments
  • Get plenty of rest to reduce physical and emotional stress
  • Eat a healthy diet to improve nutrition
April 09, 2013