CANKER SORES = APHTHOUS ULCERS - Causes & Cures:
COLD SORES = HERPES LESIONS - Causes & Cures:
Patient of Dr. Lauren Friedman DDS: ___________________________ Date: __/__/21
“What is that strange looking Sore in my Mouth that’s bothering me so much?
The Pharmacist is of no help. The Internet is too confusing. Photo Searches are poor results;
& I hate seeing those images. But, I did find Dr. Friedman’s cool Website info.”
 HISTORY: <> Biting the Lip or Tongue cause. <> Genetic predisposition.
<> Scrape of your Gum by your Toothbrush, Fork, or other Instrument.
<> Stress, Sun Exposure, Flu or Cold can lead to Cold Sores on your Lips.
 HEALING: <> Usually takes 5-9 Days to Heal.
 PROBLEM: <> Painful & irritating while healing.
<> Unsightly. Discomfort. May be Contagious.
 DIAGNOSIS: <> Canker Sore: on the Moveable (loose) Soft Tissue only.
<> Herpes Sores: on the Hard Bony Soft Tissue, or Lips / Face.
<> Cold Sore = Fever Blister = Herpes Simplex Type I Virus.
 Some CAUSES & ETIOLOGY of CANKER SORES & COLD SORES:
<> Bacteria <> Fungi <> Virus (Herpes) <> Unknown
<> Growth starts at that site after the skin breaks down. <> _______
 RULE-OUT these PROBLEMS: <> Diseases to rule out: ________
<> Cut <> Abrasion <> Trauma <> ________
 Some DENTAL TREATMENTS:
<> Rinse your Mouth with Warm Salt Water 4 times a day, & wait 5-9 days.
<> Try CankAid, Benzodent, or any Drugstore Topical Anesthetic Agents.
<> Canker Sores: TCA Chemical Cautery applied by your Dentist onto the Injured Site:
Sterilizes the surface, takes 5-7 days to heal, but the Pain is Gone.
 OTHER TREATMENTS:
<> Vitamin B Complex Tablet <> Yogurt as a preventative <> __________
<> Vitamin C Tablets <> Vitamin B Shots <> No Treatment Option
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTES: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
<> Home Remedies <> Medical Doctor Consultation <> Oral Pathologist
<> Dermatologist <> Specialist <> Laboratory Tests
<> Misc. <> ____________ <> ____________
Recommended by: Dr. LAUREN FRIEDMAN, DDS & Staff
310-418-7788 West Los Angeles, CA OnTheMark@Cheerful.com
800-ON-THE-MARK Fax: 800-801-8730 www.HumorDentist.com