Do you live with the pain and discomfort of canker sores? If so, we can sympathize. These tiny painful bumps are terribly uncomfortable, and while for some individuals, they only happen once in a while, for others, they’re a regular and frustrating occurrence. There are some over the counter treatments for canker sores, but what if you could just zap them away in seconds? You can at Millennium Smiles in Frisco, Texas.
Canker sores are small ulcers that develop inside the mouth. They’re known medically as recurrent aphthous stomatitis, and affect more than half of the population in the United States, according to stats from the American Academy of Oral Medicine. Canker sores are also ranked as the most common type of mouth sore in the world.
Canker sores look like a small white blister, circled by a red ring around it. They typically develop on the inside of the cheeks, lips, on either side of the tongue or in the throat.
In most cases, the canker sores are “simple”, in which they happen just a few times a year. Complex cases do occur and are large, and outbreaks are more frequent.
Causes of canker sores are thought to be related to stress, illness, a weak immune system, changes in hormones that occur during menstruation, pregnancy or menopause, and vitamin deficiency.
In addition to pain, many people living with canker sores also experience fatigue, fever, and swollen lymph nodes.
Canker sores usually go away after a week or so, but who wants to put up with pain for a week? Canker sores can make eating difficult or impossible, make talking uncomfortable, and make you feel yucky in general.
Don’t wait it out. Instead, call Millennium Smiles at 972-468-8771 to schedule an appointment to talk about how Solea Laser can help heal your painful and uncomfortable canker sores.