Fed up with canker sores? We are, too. They're impossible to predict, and even tougher to ignore. When there's an incredibly uncomfortable sore in your mouth, it becomes tough to get through the day. Although these aphthous ulcers might seem small, they make a big impact on life as usual. And if you have a problem with recurring canker sores, then we're here to help out.
Our Seattle general dentist can help treat ongoing sores with gentle laser therapy. Our soft tissue laser clears up canker sores quickly and comfortably. While it may be impossible to quit canker sores entirely, we can assist you in making them a less prevalent and frustrating part of your life.
Causes of Canker Sores
Canker sores (aka aphthous ulcers) are still surprisingly mysterious. Medical experts have found it tough to pinpoint definitive causes of these sores. Some of the suspected reasons for recurring sores include
...and you can see how intangible some of those are. But while causes of canker sores are difficult to identify, the pain that they cause is very real. Sores can prevent you from speaking normally, smiling and laughing, and eating comfortably. If you're fed up with sores, it's time to explore potential home prevention, and find treatment with Dr. Okamura.
Home Canker Sore Prevention
Break Free from Aphthous Ulcers
As we mentioned earlier, it can be near-impossible to stop sores entirely. But addressing the potential causes can help lessen the frequency at which you experience sores and discomfort. If you're struggling to deal with a particularly persistent, painful aphthous ulcer, a quick laser treatment will help heal the wound and seal off the area.
Laser dentistry makes common procedures more comfortable for patients, and simpler for the dental staff to complete. If you haven't experienced it for yourself, resolving an ulcer could be a great first appointment. Just get in touch to schedule and learn more.