Laser Treatment of Canker Sores
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:
- Trauma to the tissues of the mouth from biting, overzealous brushing, dental work, or ...