Stress and Canker Sores

Stress can manifest into various oral health conditions; such as canker sores.

While these white spots that appear on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums are harmless, they can be incredibly painful.

They will usually go away on their own in a week or two, but if they persist for longer, your dentist may prescribe topical corticosteroids and antimicrobial rinses to reduce pain and inflammation.