Common Dental Concerns: Canker Sores, Cold Sores, Fever Blisters and Infections

There are many difference dental care and dental health concerns that a typical person has in this day and age. Indeed, at the present time, more and more people have become more interested in issues relating to dental care and dental health. As a result, as people become ever more concerned, they tend to have more questions about dental care and dental health issues.


Through this article, you will be provided with some basic information about some common dental related or oral health problems or concerns.


Of course, if after reading this article you have any additional questions regarding these various dental care or dental health concerns, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist. Your dentist will be able to provide you with information that you may need in regard to these dental care or dental health concerns.

Canker Sores

Canker sores are a very common dental health issue. Canker sores are non-contagious sores that tend to form inside the mouth or on the lips. While ultimately canker sores are not particularly serious from a dental health standpoint, canker sores are very painful.


Cold Sores

While cold sores have some similarity to canker sores, in some ways cold sores are a bit more serious of a dental health or general health concern. Cold sores form inside the mouth or on the lips. They can be painful in the same way that canker sores are in most instances. Cold sores actually are the herpes simplex virus. Cold sores are contagious. And, cold sores are incurable. You also need to keep in mind that if cold sores are left untreated, they can cause additional health problems. For example, in rare instances, cold sores left untreated actually can effect the brain.

Fever Blisters

Fever blisters are sores in the mouth or on the lips that are caused by another condition. For example, if a person is ill and has a fever, fever blisters can occur (hence, their name). In addition, if something external causes irritation in the mouth, or on the lips, fever blisters can result.


A common dental concern involves the problem of infections. Infections can be extremely painful and can have very, very serious consequences. You need to keep in mind that if you think you have an infection relating to your teeth or gums, you must seek attention from your dentist as soon as possible.


You need to keep in mind -- in addition with what has just been set forth -- that people die from infections. In point of fact, the most common cause of death in a hospital is infection.


You do need to keep in mind that this article cannot take the place of obtaining professional dental care advice from a licensed dentist. This article has been prepared for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for a dental care consultation. If you have any concerns about your dental health, including anything about the conditions and concerns discussed in this article, you should contact your dentist as soon as possible.




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