Although cold and canker sores are used implying the same meaning, they are very different from each other. Canker sores present themselves on the soft tissue lining the inside of your mouth. They are light coloured in the middle and have a red coloured exterior outline. A cold sore is also a fever blister and presents itself outside of the mouth, either around or on the lips and/or nose. Cold sores are a form of the herpes simplex virus and often reoccur in the same spot throughout the year because of this.
A visit to the dentist can help treat these conditions with the help of topical creams, special rinses, medication and even painless laser treatment. It is always a good idea to keep a good diet and practice excellent oral hygiene to help prevent these outbursts. If they have not healed after a 2 week period, it is recommended you seek further dental assessments.
For more information or help treating a canker or cold sore, call or visit Summerlyn Dental Care in Bradford, Ontario today!