My child has canker sores! How can I help?


According to the American Association of Pediatric Density, roughly one in five children suffers from canker sores. Canker sores are small sores that appear inside the cheeks, on the lips, on the surface of the gums, and under the tongue.

Even though, canker sores are not contagious, they do tend to run in families. There are several reasons your child may be suffering from canker sores including:

If your child has frequent canker sores a visit to our Tumwater, WA office will be beneficial. Canker sores are painful and usually last about 14 days. Dr. Arne Gundersen may recommend one or a few of the following treatment options:

Canker Sore Remedies

If you have questions about your child’s canker sore, contact Dr. Arne Gundersen to schedule an appointment.

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