Canker and cold sore treatment
Cankers sores appear in the mouth as small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable. The two types of canker sores are:
They will show 3 to 4 times in a year and will stay for a week’s time. People who are between 10 and 20 years old are victims of these types of sores.
The people who are victims of ulcers usually fall under complicated ulcers, they are not very common.
CAUSES OF CANKER SORES:
There is no exact cause for canker sores. According to research, tissue or stress injury is usually the cause for canker sores. There are certain acidic vegetables and fruits, such as oranges, lemons, apples, pineapples, tomatoes, strawberries, and figs, that can cause canker sores or make the issue worse. Moreover, the sharp surface of teeth, braces, and dentures can also lead to canker sores.
On the other hand, a weakened immune system, nutrition problems (such as deficiency of B12, folic acid, zinc, iron), and gastrointestinal problems (like Crohn’s and celiac disease) lead to complex sores.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANKER SORES AND COLD SORES:
Cold sores also known as herpes and fever blisters are fluid-filled and painful. They are highly infectious. Moreover, cold sores occur outside of the mouth, such as on the lips, under the chin, and on the nose, unlike canker sores, which are inside the mouth.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CANKER SORES:
The signs and symptoms of canker sores are:
• Painful aching inside the mouth, such as on the tongue, soft palate, and cheeks
• Burning inside the mouth
• Sores white and grey in color with a red border
With a severe condition of canker sores, you may also experience:
• Swollen lymph glands
HOW TO TREAT CANKER SORES:
Canker sores go away in a week or so, and within a few days, the pain decreases. You can talk to your dentist at Brooklin Village Dental Care to provide you with dental exhibit lasers to treat canker sores.
HOW TO PREVENT CANKER SORES:
Once canker sores take place, they will occur again, but one can lessen the occurrence by:
• Avoiding food that irritates your mouth, such as acidic vegetables, citrus fruits, and spicy food
• Avoiding chewing gum, which irritates mouth
• Brushing daily with soft brush and flossing daily to avoid keeping food in the mouth that creates canker sores
Call your dentist at Brooklin Village Dental Care if you have canker sores or if you have symptoms such as:
• Huge sores
• Sores that exists more than three weeks or so
• Sores spreading very rapidly
• Unbearable pain, regardless of avoiding painkillers and citrus foods
• When you cannot drink enough fluids
• High fever with the presence of canker sores