Canker Sores: Addressing This Unkindly Visitor

Of all of the changes to suddenly crop up and affect your oral health, one of the least liked visitors of all time is the canker sore. Cankers are nearly always in a very inconvenient location in your mouth, they’re usually extremely uncomfortable, and they simply cause a lot of frustration. While you can probably relate to these details, our Overland Park, KS team knows you would probably like some additional and more helpful information that will assist you in figuring out what to do to achieve relief (and to get your smile back). No problem! We’re here to guide you.

What To Think About It

While canker sores can be very uncomfortable and frustrating to deal with in the moment, we remind you that they’re not actually something you need to feel overly concerned about. Generally speaking, you aren’t going to need any type of dental treatment to get them to go away, nor are they presenting a threat to your immediate oral health. Instead, you can sit back, try to relax, and wait as the problem will generally subside and then go away.

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Spreading It

We know that a common worry, when a canker sore is present, is not only the fact that it feels bad but also the uncertainty about contagiousness. You certainly don’t want to share your current situation with anyone else! So, do you need to be extremely careful about this … or not? Our team is happy to report that you will not need to incur any additional upset by feeling the need to quarantine yourself! Instead, you can rest easy, as this type of sore is not something you can spread.

How To Get Relief

Wondering what you can do to help that uncomfortable feeling go away? Well, there are some answers. You may apply a topical ointment that relieves discomfort and is formulated for oral use. You may take an over-the-counter pain reliever. You may rinse with a mixture of water and salt. Easy!

When To Visit Our Team

So, how do you know what you’re supposed to do about your canker sore? Do you just wait it out with your fingers crossed or do you come in with great urgency? Your best bet (unless it’s quite severe and you feel you need to see us now) is to give it space and time to heal. If you don’t see it starting to get better within a few days to a week or so, come on in for a checkup!

Treat Serious Canker Sores With A Visit

Let us know if you are dealing with a canker sore that just won’t go away or that is more severe than those you have experienced in the past! Schedule a dental checkup, so we may help you! To learn more, schedule your consultation by calling Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS, today at 913-381-2600.