Mouth Sores

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Mouth Sores services offered in Santa Monica and Arleta, CA

Mouth sores can leave you in severe pain and unable to chew efficiently. DDS Concierge in Santa Monica and Arleta, California, offers many effective treatments to reduce painful mouth sores. Edward Delshad, DDS, and the expert team monitor your health to determine the source of your mouth sores. Call today to schedule an appointment or book through the online portal.

Mouth Sores Q & A

What are mouth sores?

Mouth sores are painful lesions inside the mouth that induce pain and can reduce your quality of life. Mouth sores make jaw functions difficult, such as talking, chewing, and drinking.

Mouth sores may appear anywhere in the mouth, including the tongue, cheeks, lips, and the roof of your mouth. It’s essential to treat mouth sores as soon as possible to prevent further complications, such as infection.


What causes mouth sores?

There are several contributors to mouth sore development, including:

  • Biting soft tissue in the mouth
  • Irritation from dental devices, such as braces
  • Smoking tobacco
  • Hormonal changes
  • Stress
  • Burns from hot food
  • Specific pathogens, such as the herpes virus

Mouth sores have a wide range of causes. In addition to these common causes, mouth sores appear from various conditions and illnesses, such as celiac disease, anemia, lupus, and more. The DDS concierge experts leverage their extensive medical knowledge to locate the source of your mouth sores. 


What types of mouth sores exist?

Mouth sores come in many forms, which can help the DDS concierge specialists identify potential solutions. Some common mouth sore types include:


Canker sores

Canker sores are the most common type of mouth lesion. They are sometimes called mouth ulcers and dissipate within two weeks.


Cold sores

Cold sores are a contagious variant of mouth sores caused by viral infection. If you experience cold sores, it’s best to avoid sharing food or drinks with others.



Like cold sores, a foreign pathogen causes thrush-related mouth sores. A specific strain of yeast in the mouth causes thrush, which leads to white lesions. Thrush is most commonly seen in individuals who wear dentures but can affect anyone.


How do I know I have mouth sores?

Several symptoms accompany mouth sores, including:

  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Blistering
  • Bleeding
  • Trouble eating and swallowing
  • Ulcer formation

When you schedule an appointment with the DDS Concierge specialists, they’ll provide immediate relief from the most prominent symptoms before moving forward with a long-term mouth sore treatment.


How do doctors treat mouth sores?

Your dentist may administer several treatment options when customizing solutions for you. Common mouth sore treatments prescribed by a medical professional include steroid gel, pain relievers, and anti-inflammatory medications.

Additionally, they recommend at-home remedies and lifestyle alterations, such as salt-water rinses and a reduction in tobacco use. 

To learn about your mouth sore treatment options, call the Santa Monica or Arleta, California, office to schedule an appointment. Booking through the website’s secure online portal is also an option.