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Sometimes your oral cavity can be a mystery, especially if you don’t know much about it. One thing that can be mysterious is a canker sore. This small, shallow ulcer typically forms in the mouth and causes irritating pain. To help you know a little more, Dr. Abdelmonem, Dr. Azadi, and our dental team are happy to share some facts about canker sores in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

There are two types of canker sores. A simple canker sore is the most common type, and it appears about three to four times a year and it lasts for about seven days. This sore is common for people who are between the ages of 10 to 20. A complex canker sore is the second type. It is less common for most people; however, it is more common for people who have had them before.

A canker sore can result from many things. The exact cause of the canker sore is unknown, but stress or oral tissue injuries can be linked to simple canker sores. Another thing that can trigger a canker is acid. Eating acidic fruits and vegetables can make the problem worse. The last thing that is likely to create the sore is a sharp tooth or a dental appliance, like braces, ill-fitting dentures, or a retainer. Your dentists can always help if this is the case for you.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to treat your canker sores. However, the good news is that the pain should lessen in a few days and the sore should heal in about one week. If this is not the case for you, your dentists can remove the sore with a dental laser treatment.

Do you have questions about canker sores or about a sore that is lingering in your mouth? If so, call our dental team at Pembroke Square Dental today! All you need to do is dial 954-437-6400 and we will be excited to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!