At Redbud Dental of Edmond, one of the most common dental health issues we hear about is problems with mouth sores.
There are many different kinds of oral lesions which 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 Edmond 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 advise our patients on how to treat cold sores and avoid further breakouts.
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