Canker Sore 101

Sometimes the oral cavity can be confusing, especially if you don’t know much about the teeth, tissues, and smile. However, there is no need to worry. This is the case for many. One mystery of the mouth is canker sores. These are shallow, small ulcers that make eating and talking difficult. Dr. Scott R. Adishian is happy to help you know more about canker sores in Arcadia, California, by giving you some informative details.

In the world today, there are two types of canker sores. The first type is a simple canker sore, which appears about four times a year and it lasts for about a week. People ages 10 to 20 are likely to experience this type of sore. The second type of sore is a complex canker sore, which is less common, but it typically develops in the mouths of people who have had them before.

Unfortunately, there are many different culprits that can cause a canker sore. The most common culprits are stress and oral tissue injury. Another common culprit is acid. Acidic fruits and vegetables can definitely make the problem worse. The last culprit is a sharp tooth or a dental appliance, like braces, ill-fitting dentures, or a retainer.

There isn’t much you can do to treat your canker sores. Luckily, the pain should fade in a few days and the sore should heal on its own within seven days. If it fails to go away, your dentist can remove the sore with a dental laser treatment.

To learn more about canker sores or about other abnormalities of the mouth, we invite you to call our office at 626-796-3700. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we are excited to give you the information you’re looking for!