Irvine Dental
Irvine, CA Dentist
  • A 25-Year Tradition of Care

    Dr. Robertson founded his family-oriented practice in 1986 to serve Orange County communities. Since that time, our office has developed a strong reputation for providing excellent service with compassion.

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  • “I have been a patient of Dr. Robertson for over 20 years. I'm a sensitive patient when it comes to going to a dentist and Dr. Robertson always remains mindful of that and makes each experience as relaxing as possible. He has the best possible temperament one could ask for in a dentist. He consistently maintains the most professional and extremely friendly staff which combined with his skills makes his practice by far the best choice.”

    - Bill W, Newport Coast
  • “I just finished a session with Dr. Robertson which involved removing a bridge and filling the tooth that held the bridge, then replacing the bridge. Dr. Robertson was very considerate and caring doing the work. He was most careful while doing the procedure and there was no pain involved. He is especially good in situations such as this one was.”

    - Doris R Y.
  • “We're long-time clients of Dr. Robertson & Company, and we love our visits to his office. Dr. Robertson, and all the dental hygienists and staff, provide the very BEST care possible. Whether it's a simple cleaning and check-up, the need for fillings, cosmetic dentistry or other procedures, they do it all, and always with a smile! Dr. R even adjusted my retainer, the last time I was in. I know you'll enjoy the experience they give their patients. Keep up the great work, and you know we'll be back!”

    - Christine C.
  • “I want to thank you for the outstanding customer service that you and your staff have provided to me and my sister Josephine. I also want to thank Dr. Robert Bryan Mcleod and his assistant for the outstanding and great surgery they did on the extraction of my tooth. All of you are a blessing to me and my sister and are very thankful that we have you now and in the future to come. All of you are highly skilled, professional and very caring. I give all of you the highest rating in every category.”

    - Frances M.
  • “When I arrive for my appointments the staff is always friendly and the atmosphere is very welcoming! When I arrive for my appointment, I am acknowledged immediately and seen just as immediately. No one LOVES going to the dentist but it's a necessary evil and it's nice when you have a staff as great as they are. I always feel like I'm in great hands.Thank you Dr. Robertson and staff for all you do.”

    - Cheryl W.

What You Should Know About Mouth Ulcers

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Mouth ulcers, also known as canker sores, are sores or lesions that occur in the soft tissues in your mouth. While most mouth ulcers are harmless, they are usually very painful and can make eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth uncomfortable. Your general dentist in Irvine, CA shares what you should know about mouth ulcers and how to deal with them.

What Causes Mouth Ulcers?

The causes of mouth ulcers vary greatly with each patient, and it's often hard to tell what causes them. Some of the things that cause or aggravate mouth ulcers are:

  • Anxiety or stress
  • The metal brackets or wires used in traditional orthodontics
  • Citrus fruits or other highly acidic foods
  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetics
  • Certain medications or painkillers
  • An ill-fitting denture or other oral appliance

Are Mouth Ulcers Oral Cancer?

Mouth ulcers are typically not related to oral cancer, although they can have a similar appearance. Here are some differences between canker sores and mouth cancer lesions:

  • Mouth cancer lesions are not painful - mouth ulcers cause a lot of discomfort
  • Mouth ulcers heal in about two weeks - mouth cancer doesn't go away and often spreads
  • Mouth cancer appears as rough or hard white or red patches on the tongue, back of the mouth, gums, and cheeks.

If you have a sore or lesion that is not healing or clearing up within 14 days, it is important to contact your dentist for an examination right away, as oral cancer is best treated in its earliest stages.

Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between a canker sore or mouth cancer lesion, so if you ever have a question, it's best to be safe than sorry and contact your dentist for an examination. Your dentist will also screen you for oral cancer at every checkup, so it's important to be consistent with your six-month visits.

Contact Dr. Jeffrey C. Robertson if you have additional questions or concerns about mouth ulcers, or if it's time to schedule your next appointment.

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