Posted:Mar 15, 2019
At Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury PA, one of the most common complaints we get is problems with mouth sores.
There are many different kinds of oral lesions, and they can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying yet harmless, while other sores are more serious and require medical intervention.
Though not contagious, the most common complaint is canker sores, which affect an estimated eighty percent of the population. Canker sores can be attributed to stress, tissue irritation, or acidic foods.
We can prescribe a topical dental paste to relieve pain and guard against infection. Recurring canker sores can sometimes be a symptom of a larger health problem.
Another common complaint is fever blisters or cold sores, which are contagious fluid-filled blisters. Cold sore sufferers should be aware that they can become infected. We can advise you on how best to treat cold sores.
Fungal infections and oral cancer can cause sores in the mouth and throat. See your Baltimore dentist if you experience any of the following:
- Lumps or discolored patches in the mouth lasting longer than three weeks
- Unusually large lesions
- Multiple sores
Dr. Steven W. Haywood reminds patients that eating a well balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and not smoking can all aid in oral health and hygiene.
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Address: Southern York Smile Care4 S Main StShrewsbury PA 17361