Do You Have a Sore in Your Mouth?

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Education

Oral health is not limited to your teeth. Sores may appear in or around the mouth. These can be very painful. Usually sores disappear on their own within a week or two. They can have different appearances: red, white, ulcerated, raised, blistered. They also have different causes, including:
 
• Bacterial, fungal or viral infection.
• An irritant such as a broken tooth or loose orthodontic wire or improperly
  fitting denture.
• A symptom of a disease or disorder.
 
 If a mouth sore doesn't go away on its own within a week or so, it should always   be checked by your dentist. Your dentist can recognize the source of the problem and rule out anything more serious. Call us at Rideau Dental Centre to make an appointment 613-230-7475.