Canker Sores

Why do I keep getting canker sores?

Canker sores? Head to a dental office.

Canker SoresIf you get canker sores, those unsightly and painful blemishes on the outside of your lips, you may want to check with your doctor as those are generally caused by the herpes simplex (HSV-1) virus. However, if you keep getting canker sores inside your mouth, a trip to your dental office may be your best choice as those can be caused by poor oral hygiene or even a tooth condition.

Canker sores are painful swellings and abrasions on your gums and around the inside of your mouth, on your tongue or on the back of your soft palate. They generally go away within a couple of days, but if the continually happen, that can point to a more serious situation. Your dentist will be able to diagnose and treat the causes of the canker sores or suggest ways you can help prevent them.

Many times, canker sores can be triggered by acidic foods such as tomatoes, lemons, oranges and other citrus fruits or from dental appliances such as braces. Your dentist can suggest ways to prevent canker sores such as eating fewer acidic foods, brushing with a soft bristle brush immediately after eating and refraining from using chewing gum. He may also prescribe an anti-microbial or a corticosteroid ointment treatment for your canker sores. Canker sores are a painful problem you need to discuss with your doctor. Canker sores are a painful problem that your dentist will be able to help you with.

If you live in Plano or the surrounding area, come by our offices at Imagecare where our expert dentists will help you to find the ideal solution to your canker sore woes.

Call to schedule an appointment at 972-360-3232