Burns of the mouth are very common, and some can be serious enough to require immediate treatment. Generally, after the cause of the burn is removed or the affected area flushed with water(if the burn is caused by a chemical such as aspirin or Clorox), the wound will heal by itself, although it may be tender for a while.

Hot food, hot liquids, or chemicals — Often you’ll be more aware of burns from heat or chemicals the day after the burn than at the time it occurred. The pain is often delayed until the burned skin sloughs off, usually the next day, exposing the tender, sensitive skin underneath. Rinsing the area with body-temperature water usually helps relieve the tenderness. but if it’s not too painful it’ll heal faster if it’s bathed in saliva.

The pain may be minimal until the exposed skin comes in contact with something you put in your mouth. Also, you can irritate it when you swallow or speak. When you discover a movement that irritates the wound, avoid that movement as much as possible. Swallowing, of course, is an exception. Try to keep your tongue away from the burn. You can help your situation out by not subjecting the wounded area to hot, irritating, or acid food and drink. If you smoke it would be a good idea to stop until it heals.

Check out the burn in the mirror to follow its progress. If it’s uncomfortable but doesn’t need medical attention it should heal in seven to ten days, but if it doesn’t, you should consult your dentist or doctor.  There are numerous medications he or she can prescribe for you.

Aspirin burns — Aspirin( especially if it’s crushed) [laced directly against the gums, if you leave it there long enough, can burn the gums and other soft tissues of the mouth. The best treatment is to rinse with warm water. Once you stop the aspirin input, the affected tissue will normally heal itself.