Canker Sores: Tips for Relieving Pain

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Do you have canker sores? If so, you’re probably looking for a way to treat them. Unfortunately, there isn’t a treatment available to eliminate the sores. But that’s okay, because the sores should heal by themselves within a week or two. The good news is that there are things you can do to relieve the discomfort. Our dentist, Dr. Robin Khan , is happy to tell you all about those them. Some steps to take include:

-Using over-the-counter topical anesthetics (This can numb the sore and the surrounding area)

-Using an antimicrobial mouthwash (This product can kill bacteria)

-Avoiding hot, spicy or acidic foods (These foods tend to irritate the sore)

-Talking to your dentist about antibiotics

-Using oral bandages to reduce secondary infection

The most common causes of canker sores include immune system problems, bacteria, viruses or trauma to the mouth tissues. You don’t need to worry about the sores being contagious or about the sores getting worse and causing additional problems.

For more information and details about canker sores in Omaha, Nebraska, please contact our dental team at Dentistry For Health. All you need to do is dial 402-932-0282 and our team will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need. We are excited to hear from you!