One day, your smile is perfectly normal as always. The next, a sore shows up. You’re not sure what you did to deserve this change but you’re not terribly excited about it! Unfortunately, aside from any discomfort, the worst part is that you’re really not sure what to do about it either! In order to help you feel calm, cool, and collected about your oral health, our Southlake, TX team is here to provide you with the simple and helpful oral health guidance you need, in order to quickly take action to protect your grin!
If It’s A Canker Sore, Give It Time
We remind you that if you deal with a sore that you’re familiar with, such as a canker sore, it’s okay to give it some time. Remember that this type of oral health issue will generally resolve on its own. So, you don’t have to feel too concerned about it. Keep an eye on it! If it goes away, then you’re in good shape. If you’re worried because healing is slow or the sore is very serious, then come on in!
Rinse With Saltwater
Remember that in general, rinsing with saltwater is an advisable solution that will help you feel certain you’re keeping your mouth and any present sores clean (but without worrying that you’re aggravating your tissues). This acts as a natural antiseptic and can also help control inflammation.
Don’t Mess With It!
You may feel extremely tempted to mess with the oral sore you’re looking at. It’s natural! You want to investigate, touch it, push on it, etc. However, the best thing you can do for your oral health in this instance is just leave it alone! It may feel very challenging. However, if you can simply leave the site untouched for the most part and come in to see us soon, you’ll be doing yourself a favor.
Come See Us For A Visit
Take the time to come in to see our team for a dental checkup! We remind you that no matter what’s happening with your oral health, whether you have a sore that you’re unsure about, a new sensation, or other change, one of the smartest choices you can make for yourself is to set up a visit. As a result, you don’t spend time wondering or worrying, you don’t let a problem worsen, and you get accurate details in terms of what is going on with your oral tissues and how we can make things better (if we need to). See our team soon!
Set Up A Visit For Oral Sores
When you develop a sore in your mouth, remember to treat it delicately and to contact our team, just as soon as you can! Visit us for a checkup, so we may provide you with a diagnosis and any required care. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.