I get them in my mouth and throat very bad too once soo bad i could hardly breath my throat was so swollen. I use rinse too you have to be careful too once mine got infected and abcessed. My face swelled up though it was a tooth but no my gums abcessed from a sore in my lower gums getting infected (perioabcess). I have never even had a cavity in my life lol. when that happened i got a new rinse and also rinsed with peroxide. This actually helped heel everything up quickly.
If having a hard time eating try ice cream and popsicles (its a good excuse for a treat lol) and it nums and helps your throat its all i could eat when mine was severely bad.
Offically diagnosed with Crohn's Oct 2009, been living with bowel problems since 1990
Current meds: Remicade Feb 2010, Immuran, rel-pax, Topomax, Corticosteriod Suppositories, lantus, humalog, 2000u vit d, calcium, multivit, omega 3, Vit B