Some of these sores aren’t necessarily caused by the bite,” Dr. Receveur said. “The patient may have discovered the canker or cold sore by biting it.
NEW ALBANY, IN (PRWEB) August 28, 2014
New Albany dentist Dr. Ron Receveur treats and cures serious dental issues, including replacing missing teeth, diagnosing oral cancer and curing gum disease at his New Albany contemporary dental implant center.
That leaves some patients reluctant to mention “small” problems, like biting their lip or gums and the sores that doing so leaves behind.
“But some of these sores aren’t necessarily caused by the bite,” Dr. Receveur said. “The patient may have discovered the canker or cold sore by biting it.”
Dr. Receveur has four tips if you have a canker or cold sore:
First, rinse your mouth with warm salt water or put ice on the spot where you bit your cheek, lip or tongue.
Second, apply a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water or baking soda and water to the sore.
Third, if a canker sore doesn’t disappear after two weeks, ask your doctor to check you for a vitamin B12 or folate deficiency. If a cold sore doesn’t disappear after two weeks, ask your doctor if antiviral medicine could help you.
Finally, see your dentist. If you regularly bite your lips, cheek or tongue, you may have misaligned teeth. That goes for natural teeth, partials or dentures.
Dr. Receveur, who practices in New Albany, Ind., across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky., offers Louisville cosmetic dentistry services and general dentistry such as teeth cleanings, X-rays, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, teeth whitening and veneers.
Dr. Receveur also is an expert in more advanced implant dentistry like All on Four dental implants, All on Six dental implants, mini dental implants, dental implants in one day, dental implants in one hour, bone grafting and sinus lifts, all with IV sedation dentistry.
Dr. Receveur offers a five-year warranty on all cosmetic and prosthetic work.
Dr. Receveur, a New Albany, native, has been the family dentist of choice for Southern Indiana and Louisville since 1981.
Dr. Receveur was born with a partial cleft palate that left him with a missing front tooth. As a child he “wore an awful removable partial.” As a teenager, Dr. Receveur received a permanent bridge, but his dentist destroyed one of his healthy, natural teeth in the process. These dental experiences helped drive him to find better dental solutions for his patients.
Dr. Receveur graduated from Indiana University Southeast with honors in chemistry, after which he earned his doctorate in Dental Surgery from the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Receveur has attended more than 5,000 hours of postgraduate training and even gone to Portugal to study with the best dentists in the world. He has been awarded numerous advanced certifications in Implant, Sedation, Comprehensive, Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry so he may provide the most current dental techniques to his Louisville and New Albany dental patients.
Those looking for New Albany teeth whitening and other cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry should go to NewAlbanyImplants.com for more information.