At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, one of the most common complaints we hear from Comstock Park 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 Grand Rapids population. Canker sores can be attributed to stress, tissue irritation, or acidic foods.
Another common complaint is fever blisters or cold sores, which are contagious fluid-filled blisters. Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta and Rockford, MI cold sore sufferers should be aware that they can become infected. At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, 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 Grand Rapids dentist if you experience any of the following:
Lumps or discolored patches in the mouth lasting longer than three weeks
Unusually large lesions
Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull remind 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 Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry today at 616-784-2377.
Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry
769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park Michigan
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park provides the full spectrum of general, cosmetic, and family dental services. We offer implant dentistry, restorative dentistry, and porcelain veneers.