About Canker Sores
Canker sores are small, shallow ulcers that look like pimples and form within the inside of the mouth, underneath the tongue, or on the lips. These small sores can cause great irritation, which can make eating and talking very uncomfortable. There are two types of canker sores: simple and complex. Simple canker sores may occur a few times a year and typically disappear on their own within a week. However, complex canker sores are less common but appear more frequently. Most individuals have experienced a canker sore at some point in time. At Emigh Dental Care, we understand that canker sores can be a nuisance. Therefore, we provide treatments that can improve the patient's condition and even lessen the occurrence of canker sores. If patients suffer from canker sores, they can call our Long Beach, CA office today to set-up an appointment.
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"This place truly knows the meaning of customer service, I'm very impressed by the professionalism of the staff. I'm a new client and had to have a filling replaced that had fallen out of one of my back molars. I had an issue at my first visit, the first time they tried to refill it (it took two tries in the office) and then it fell out again, about an hour after I got home. When I came back to get it refilled again, I was not comfortable having the same dentist working on it because she had trouble getting it right the first time. I asked to see someone else. When I came back I was taken care of by Dr. Todd. He was very pleasant and made me feel at ease as soon as I arrived. He's an extremely caring person and more than qualified to fix this hard to fill filling. He not only fixed my tooth but he reassured me that the other dentist was also more than qualified to help me, but that he wanted to make sure I felt comfortable with the service I received. I absolutely love this place and how they treated me, they never made me feel weird for asking for another dentist to fix the issue. If you are searching for excellent dentists who provide impeccable care in a clean and friendly environment with a staff that really values the concept of customer service, I highly recommend the good people at Emigh Dental Care. I like them so much that I referred my fiancé to them too. Try Emigh Dental Care, you will not be disappointed."- S.V. / Yelp / Sep 13, 2018
What To Expect
Although the exact cause of canker sores is unclear, some factors are thought to be contributors. In some cases, stress or certain foods like acidic fruits (lemons and tomatoes) can lead to canker sores. Whatever the cause, our dentists will thoroughly examine our patient's condition and provide a treatment plan that is suitable to their specific condition. Common treatments include an antibiotic or prescription mouthwash, antimicrobial mouth rinse, corticosteroid ointment, or an over-the-counter topical ointment.
Since every individual and case varies, treatment plans will vary as well. Therefore, it's important to follow all aftercare instructions provided by our office very carefully. It is also important to complete prescription medicine for the allotted timeframe prescribed as this will ensure the best avenue to a quick and optimal recovery. In addition to the treatment, our dentists may recommend temporary diet restrictions as well. Avoiding salty, spicy, or acidic foods may increase the comfort level and further assist in the healing process.
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reduce your discomfort
If you suffer from canker sores, call our dental practice today to schedule an appointment. Our highly-trained dentists will be happy to meet with you and provide a treatment plan that will significantly reduce your discomfort. Don't allow unnecessary pain to persist or canker sores to rule your dental health any longer.