"We Cater To Cowards"

Rothenberg DDS / TLC Dental Group

"We Cater To Cowards"

7197 Highbridge
Fayetteville, NY 13066
United States




Canker Sore

Syracuse Canker Sores Specialist

Canker sores are small, round, ulcerated sores that appear, often two or three at a time, on the inside of lips and cheeks and on tongues, palates, and gums. Although their cause is unknown, they often occur after tissue abrasions from braces or ill fitting dentures, tissue injuries such as bitten cheeks or lips, and ingestion of citric fruits. They generally disappear without scars after two weeks but often return a few times each year. They are not contagious and afflict only half of all people for whom they are merely a painful annoyance and do not require professional attention.

In some instances, however, canker sores pose greater risk and professional assistance is necessary. You should promptly see TLC Dental Group, a Syracuse specialist in canker sores, if

  • You experience canker sores for the first time
  • Your canker sores are large (almost one half inch in diameter), extremely painful, and scarring
  • Your afflictions become more frequent
  • Your canker sores become more numerous
  • Your canker sores last longer than two weeks
  • Rashes, joint pain, fever, or diarrhea accompany your canker sores

We will carefully examine your canker sores and may provide you with prescription gels and/or creams that will mitigate their pain, deter their growth, and accelerate their healing.


Dr. Rothenberg believes that “excellent dental care should not be reserved for the privileged few.”  Accordingly, TLC Dental has long been recognized not only for the excellence of its canker sores treatment but also for its affordability.  We take pride in preserving your teeth and your wallet.

Gentle Comfort

For more than a quarter of a century our calling card has been “WE CATER TO COWARDS” and over this time we have set the Syracuse benchmark for “Gentle Dentistry.”  Throughout your canker sores treatment we will allay your concerns with our comforting staff, ambiance, amenities, anesthetics, and our unwavering commitment to your care and comfort.

For definitions related to canker sores consult Dr. Rothenberg’s Dental Dictionary. And for prompt examination and treatment of your canker sores, please call the TLC Dental Group Fayetteville / Manlius office at (315) 637-7684 or click here to email us.

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TLC Dental Group is a full service family dental practice serving Syracuse, Fayetteville, Manlius, DeWitt, Skaneateles, Jamesville, Cazenovia, Eastwood, East Syracuse, Liverpool, Chittenango, Cicero, Canastota, Camillus, Mattydale, Minoa, and Solvay.