Our Corona, CA team knows you probably have some mixed knowledge in terms of facts and unreliable info when it comes to canker sores. On one hand, you’ve been told they’re not really anything to worry about. On the other hand, they hurt quite a lot and you feel concerned that they could possibly be contagious. What’s true, what should you be doing to keep your smile healthy, and can you avoid another sore, you wonder? To help you tackle this commonly confusing topic, your Corona dentist is here to help!

Will I Spread My Sore To Others?

You will be so relieved to hear that you actually don’t need to worry about spreading and sharing the joy of your canker sore to anyone around you, explains your Corona dentist, as such sores are not contagious. So, go about your daily life and do your best to let it heal (without stressing).

Will My Sore Really Heal On Its Own?

More often than not, your canker sore is going to heal without you putting forth too much effort. Getting the sore to go away is more about not causing it further aggravation. Your Corona dentist explains that by keeping your mouth clean (and rinsing with salt water if you’d like to offer the sore additional cleansing), you limit exposure to bacteria and the issue will resolve. However! If it doesn’t seem to be shrinking and feeling better, come on in for a checkup.

Can I Numb It?

You most certainly may! We know that the canker sore can feel quite uncomfortable, so you are free to apply a topical oral analgesic to it if you wish. However, beyond this contact and the possible contact that happens during dental hygiene, we remind you to try not to touch it.

Call Us For Severe Canker Sores

While most canker sores will typically heal on their own when left alone, remember that our team is here for you when you experience a particularly severe sore or one that does not heal. Call us when you need care! Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.