If you are someone who is suffering from canker sores, then you’re probably searching for ways to treat the problem. Unfortunately, there isn’t a treatment available. However, there are things you can do to relieve the pain and help you find some comfort. Our dentist, Dr. Keith Kitchens, has some things you can do when canker sores strike:
-Use over-the-counter topical products that numb the sore and the surrounding area
-Use antimicrobial mouthwash (This product kills bacteria in the sore)
-Stay away from hot, spicy or acidic foods and drinks (These foods and drinks tend to irritate the sore)
-Ask your dentist about antibiotics that can help
-Use oral bandages to reduce chances of secondary infection
The most common causes of canker sores include immune system problems, bacteria, viruses or oral trauma. The canker sores should only last one to two weeks, and they should heal themselves. You don’t need to worry about the sores being contagious or getting worse and causing additional problems.
Do you have any questions about how to relieve pain from canker sores in Alpharetta, Georgia? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Windward Dental Care. All you need to do is dial 770-569-7580 and we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!