Canker sores are ulcers that appear in the mouth and make eating uncomfortable. The exact cause of most canker sores is unknown. Stress or tissue injury is thought to be the cause of most canker sores. Certain foods – including citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables (such as lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) – can also trigger a canker sore or make the problem worse. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental appliance, such as braces or ill-fitting dentures, might also trigger canker sores.
If you believe you are suffering from a canker sore we can help. There is a new topical medication on the market that when applied on the lesion for 5 seconds will relieve the pain of the ulcer and speed up the healing. That is right – you can be pain free in 5 seconds and return to normal diet as soon as you leave the office. Call us to learn more.