Anyone who has had a mouth ulcer in Leeds will know just how irritating they can make your life for a while- they can be quite vicious and uncomfortable. It is also quite difficult to pinpoint what causes them as well. Most dentists will take the usual line that affects most conditions in the mouth and these are generally true; viral fungal, and bacterial conditions, allergies but most attributed are stress, weak immune system and diet. Yes, these can be addressed and dealt with later, but all anyone wants to know is how to get rid of them when they erupt. Your lifestyle will have to alter for the duration and consider the above issues, you should avoid smoking, drinking and ‘hot’ foods, but do get yourself to the dentists or doctors for some drugs. Relief through painkillers like Ibruprofen will most certainly help, but there are also some fantastic mouth rinses and gels such as Bonjella that are specifically designed to give immediate relief and they work fast. Ulcers also have the ability to re-offend, but once bitten- twice prepared so you should be okay, though you do need to sit down and address all of the issues that may have caused the ulcer in the first place. There is also a more sinister issue with ulcers; if they are consistently persistent and refuse to go away after a few weeks, once you have attacked them, you should seek medical advice immediately, for it can indicate oral cancer.