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What do you know about canker sores? Would you be surprised to learn that there are several differences between canker sores and cold sores? For example, canker sores usually only form inside your mouth, whether on your tongue, lips, or cheeks. Similarly, canker sores aren’t contagious. Fortunately, no one knows the exact cause of these sores, and there aren’t any treatment options—but there are a number of things you should consider doing to make dealing with these sores more pleasant.

Luckily, canker sores will fade on their own with time. Still, simple tasks like chewing and brushing your teeth can be more difficult while you have these sores. Generally, we recommend using painkillers to deal with your discomfort. Similarly, we suggest using topical gels to keep your smile clean. If these options don’t work well for you, we could prescribe stronger medications.

You should also know that while no one knows the cause of canker sores, brushing and flossing your teeth regularly can help you avoid these issues altogether. Still, there are several issues you should watch for, including pain in your mouth and a fever. Similarly, if you feel sluggish and have a canker sore, you should schedule an appointment with us.

Do you have more questions about how you can cope with a canker sore in Roy, Utah? We invite you to contact Anderson Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics, Inc. at 801-774-5437. Our dentist, Dr. John Anderson, and the rest of our team will be happy to inspect your teeth and to offer personalized advice. We’re excited to receive your call soon.