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Can Mouth Ulcers Be Prevented?

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Mouth ulcers, also known as canker sores, are painful lesions that typically form in your cheeks or soft tissues. They can make eating difficult for at least a week, sometimes longer, and if you suffer from them, you're probably wondering if there's any relief? Your Glenview dentist has some insights.

What Causes Mouth Ulcers?

The causes of mouth ulcers vary with every patient; however, a few common factors include:

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Pregnancy or other hormonal changes
  • Certain medications
  • Genetics
  • Citrus fruits or other highly acidic foods
  • Ill-fitting dentures
  • Braces or other orthodontic appliances

Sometimes it's a combination of these factors that can cause an outbreak.

How Are Mouth Ulcers Treated?

Most canker sores are painful over the first few days, and ...

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How Does Laser Dentistry Work?

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Since the early 1990s, lasers have been hard at work in dental offices making treatment procedures more comfortable and efficient for patients. Dr. Gripentrog and Dr. Rogers are proud to offer laser dentistry in our Glenview, IL dental office, and here are some of the procedures we use the laser for and how it works.

Gum Contouring

Do you see a lot of your gum tissue when you smile? Perhaps you feel like you have a "gummy smile"? Did you know that this can be eliminated with gum contouring and the laser can help? Instead of having to cut your tissue, the laser uses concentrated light and heat to essentially ...

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Laser Treatment of Canker Sores

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Canker sores, or aphthous ulcers, are small uclers in the mouth that can cause pain when eating or drinking. Unlike cold sores, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus, canker sores do not occur on the surface of your lips and are not contagious. Canker sores typically occur in people ages 10 to 20 and generally last for 7 to 10 days.

What Causes Canker Sores?

The exact cause of canker sores is still unknown but is thought to be a combination of different factors. Some of the most common factors thought to lead to canker sores include:

  • Stress
  • Trauma to the tissues of the mouth from biting, overzealous brushing, dental work, or ...

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