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Canker sores are shallow ulcers that develop in the mouth and cause an irritating pain. They oftentimes make eating and talking uncomfortable. They are common sores that shouldn’t rise concern. To help you know a little more about canker sores in Flemington, New Jersey, Dr. Guy M. Bennett and our dental team are happy to give you some more details.

There are two types of canker sores. The first type is a simple canker sore. This sore appears about three to four times a year and it lasts for about a week. This sore is common for people ages 10 to 20. The second type of sore is a complex canker sore. This sore is less common and it typically forms in the mouths of people who have had them before.

There are many different things that could cause a canker sore. Although the exact cause of the canker sore is unknown, it appears stress or oral tissue injury are the first culprits of simple canker sores. The next culprit that can trigger a canker is acid. This means acidic fruits and vegetables can make the problem worse. The last culprit is likely to be a sharp tooth or a dental appliance, like braces, ill-fitting dentures, or a retainer.

There isn’t a common treatment for canker sores. This is because the pain should lessen in a few days and the sore should heal itself within about a week. If necessary, your dentist can remove the sore with a dental laser treatment.

If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about canker sores, please don’t be afraid to call Flemington Dental Arts. All you need to do is dial 908-788-1661 and our dental team will be thrilled to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!