The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S. Treats Canker Sores, Lesions, And Fever Blisters

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

The Dental Design Center - Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S. Treats Cankers Sores Lesions and Fever Blisters

At The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S., one of the most common complaints we hear from White Plains dentistry patients is problems with mouth sores.

There are many different kinds of oral lesions which can make eating and talking painful. Some are annoying yet harmless, while other sores are more serious and require medical intervention.

Though not contagious, the most common complaint is canker sores, which affect an estimated eighty percent of the Scarsdale population. Canker sores can be attributed to stress, tissue irritation, or acidic foods.

Dr. Ira Handschuh can prescribe a topical dental paste to relieve pain and guard against infection. Recurring canker sores can sometimes be a symptom of a larger health problem.

Another common complaint is fever blisters or cold sores, which are contagious fluid-filled blisters. White Plains cold sore sufferers should be aware that they can become infected. At The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S., we advise our patients on how to treat cold sores and avoid further breakouts.

Fungal infections and oral cancer can cause sores in the mouth and throat. See your White Plains dentist if you experience any of the following:

Lumps or discolored patches in the mouth lasting longer than three weeks
Unusually large lesions
Multiple sores

Dr. Ira Handschuh reminds patients that eating a well balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, and not smoking can all aid in oral health and hygiene.

To schedule an appointment, or ask about other oral concerns, contact The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S. today at 914-574-2558.

The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S. in White Plains  provides the full spectrum of general, cosmetic, and pediatric dental services. We offer Invisalign, teeth whitening, restorative dentistry, periodontal disease, dental crowns and complete smile makeovers.

The following online articles were used as source material for this blog:
‘Mouth Sores,’ American Academy of Otolaryngology, December 2010, http://www.entnet.org/HealthInformation/mouthSores.cfm, accessed on November 29, 2011
‘Dental Health and Canker Sores,’ WebMD, November 2011, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores, accessed on November 29, 2011

Contact The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S.:

914-683-5898

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

280 Dobbs Ferry Rd Ste 104
White Plains, New York
10607