Canker SORES! These are the painful little bumps that appear on your gums and the insides of your lips that make things like eating and speaking uncomfortable. Getting these sores can be linked to many different causes, like stress, hormone changes, bacteria, and hereditary factors. Canker sores that keep coming back can also be a sign of intestinal problems like inflammatory bowel disease or Celiac disease.
Don’t panic–these ulcers can usually be treated at home using a few simple remedies! One of the best methods to get rid of these little buggers is to rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Though some dentists recommend treatment with over-the-counter oral solutions, it’s best to consult with your dentist before trying anything new and non-natural.
If you have a canker sore that just won’t seem to go away, or one that keeps coming back, give our office a call to schedule a consultation. Most of the time cold sores are not a significant problem, but if you need something more than just that warm water, we’ll give you a treatment plan best fit to your needs!