Canker sores in the mouth are also known as aphthous ulcers. They are mouth sores of the gum that produce pain and require immediate treatment. Periogen® helps to prevent canker sores that are caused by harmful bacteria in the mouth.
Following minor injuries to the gums, the mucus membrane, or surface of the gum, is not able to ward off attacks by anaerobic bacteria, which begin to feed and multiply in the wound.
Periogen® does not kill bacteria, but disrupts anaerobic bacteria colonies by inhibiting “quorum sensing” so anaerobic bacteria do not mount flesh-eating attacks. Periogen® also dissolves the tartar which houses the destructive bacterium.
Left untreated, pain from mouth sores can last for over a month. Using a canker sores mouthwash is a painless treatment. Regular daily Periogen® use can prevent mouth sores from becoming canker sores, and may make existing canker sores short-lived.