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May 2016

Canker Sore Tricks that Will Help You Relieve Pain

By | Oral Hygiene

If you’re one who wishes there was a way to relieve the pain of canker sores in Schenectady, NY, then our Advanced Aesthetics Dentistry team has some good news for you! There are many things you can do to dull or eliminate the discomfort your canker provides, and those things are:

-Avoid eating acidic, citrus, or spicy foods. These products tend to irritate the sore and make it worse.

-Avoid chewing gum because it can bother your sore and make the situation worse.

-Keep up on oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing your smile at least once a day. This will help keep foods or debris away that could bother the sore.

-Visit your dentist if these tips are not helpful. Your dentist might prescribe antimicrobial mouthwash, corticosteroid ointment, or over-the-counter solution to reduce your pain.

Please remember that canker sores can also be a symptom of a major dental issue, so it’s important to call [phone] and schedule an appointment with Dr. Roy Oyangen if your sore lasts longer than three weeks, if it is unusually large, if it begins to spread, if it provides intolerable pain, if it involves a high fever, or if it makes swallowing difficult. We also encourage you to call our office if you have any questions or if you need to talk to your dentist about any concerns. We are happy to help you in any way we can!