Treatment of Canker Sores

Treatment of Canker SoresCanker sores may be considered common and harmless, but if you are one of the 20 percent of people prone to them, you know they are also extremely painful. Canker sores can even interfere with your normal eating, drinking, or oral hygiene habits. Depending on their severity and frequency, treatment of canker sores may include at-home care or prescription medications from our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist.

Canker sores are small, crater-like white or yellow sores inside the mouth, but they are not contagious. Capable of causing burning or stinging pain, canker sores can be further irritated by acidic foods like citrus fruits or juices, spicy foods, or foods with sharp or jagged edges, like nuts.

You can often treat minor canker sores at home with a mouth rinse. A teaspoon of salt dissolved in a cup of warm water can be used as often as needed to relieve pain and speed healing. A solution of equal parts hydrogen peroxide and warm water is an effective antiseptic solution that will reduce bacteria in the mouth and may also aid in the healing process.

Because canker sores are considered a self-limiting condition, home remedies are generally sufficient for pain management. However, if you suffer from repeated outbreaks or large or severe canker sores, you may benefit from a visit to our Los Angeles dentist.

Our dentist can evaluate your oral health to determine if there may be an underlying cause for your canker sores, like a vitamin deficiency or food allergy. Prescription medications and mouth rinses may help heal your existing sores, and a treatment plan may help you prevent new ones.

Having regular dental checkups with our dentist ensures that you are free of any dental and oral problems. In each visit our dentist checks for sighs of any problems and devises a treatment plan to address them. If you want a more dazzling smile, teeth whitening, zoom whitening, porcelain veneers, Lumineers and many other treatments are available by our dentist.

Source: Dentist in Los Angeles

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