I don't see any indication that this will speed the healing process, and it might make it worse by exposing the underlying "crater" that forms. If you get more than three a year, see your doctor because there are a couple of prescription drugs that can help. Also try cankermelt, which is over the counter. It's more expensive than orabase, but it is supposed to really speed the healing process 1-4 days. I am including a link for you to read some user testimonials.