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Mouth Sores IN Calgary NW, AB

Emergency Dentist for Mouth Sores

Mouth sores can be painful and disruptive, affecting your ability to eat, speak, and enjoy daily activities. At Peak Dental Group, we understand the discomfort and inconvenience that mouth sores can cause. Our team is here to help you understand the different types of mouth sores and provide effective treatment to alleviate your discomfort.

Types of Mouth Sores

Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers):

  • Small, round, and white or yellow sores with a red border.
  • Commonly found inside the cheeks, lips, or under the tongue.
  • Typically non-contagious it may be triggered by stress, minor injuries, acidic or spicy foods, or certain medical conditions.

Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Virus):

  • Small, fluid-filled blisters that appear on or around the lips.
  • Highly contagious and can be spread through direct contact or shared utensils.
  • Often triggered by stress, fever, sun exposure, or a weakened immune system.


  • Thick, white patches that develop on the gums, inside of the cheeks, or on the tongue.
  • Often caused by irritation from rough teeth, dental appliances, tobacco use, or alcohol consumption.
  • While usually benign, some cases may be precancerous and require professional evaluation.

Oral Lichen Planus:

  • Chronic inflammatory condition characterized by white, lacy patches or red, swollen tissues inside the mouth.
  • Can cause burning sensation, pain, and discomfort.
  • The exact cause is unknown, but it may be related to an immune system disorder.

Candidiasis (oral thrush):

  • fungal infection is caused by the overgrowth of Candida yeast.
  • It presents as creamy white lesions on the tongue, inner cheeks, gums, or tonsils.
  • Common in individuals with weakened immune systems, diabetes, or those taking certain medications.

When to Call for an Appointment

If you experience any of the following, it's important to schedule an appointment with Peak Dental Group:

  • Persistent sores that do not heal within two weeks.
  • Sores that recur frequently.
  • Severe pain or difficulty eating, drinking, or swallowing.
  • Unexplained white or red patches in the mouth.
  • Sores accompanied by fever, fatigue, or swollen lymph nodes.
  • Any unusual changes in the appearance or texture of mouth tissues.

Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications and provide relief from discomfort. Our experienced dental professionals are dedicated to identifying the cause of your mouth sores and offering personalized treatment options to ensure your oral health and comfort.

At Peak Dental Group, we prioritize your oral health and well-being. If you're dealing with mouth sores or any other dental concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help you achieve a healthy, pain-free smile.

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