Canker sores are as painful as they sound. Small sores that develop in the mouth, also known as aphthous ulcers, they can pop up at any time and are often a recurring problem for sufferers. Canker sores usually clear up on their own within one to two weeks. However, while you have them, the pain associated can even affect how you chew and drink (in order to avoid inflaming the sore).
(NOTE: Canker sores are NOT cold sores, which are caused by the herpes virus and develop on the lips and are contagious.)
Small, shallow and symmetrical in appearance, the exact reason canker sores develop is unknown, though hereditary factors, stress or tissue injury are each likely causes, though diet, tobacco use, and allergies may also be at fault.
The good news is that, at BGW we have solutions to help rid you of the pain of cankers. Developments in laser dentistry allow us to quickly treat cankers. By using what is known as the “ezlase” application, we are able to target canker sores and help oral tissues regenerate and heal faster. The dental laser can also relieve pain caused by cold sores or fever blisters.
If you are suffering from the pain of canker sores, endure no longer. Contact us today at 678-582-8099 and let us help you quickly get back to enjoying life and smiling again.