Dr. Steven Partyka

Dr. Steve moved to Iqaluit, Nunavut in 2009 to work at Arctic Circle Dental.  He loved it so much, he bought the place!   Before moving here, he lived and worked in Yellowknife at Adam Dental Clinic.   Dr.  Steve is a graduate of the University of Toronto with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.   He grew up in New Jersey, you can tell when you meet him based on his accent (just on certain words though!).  He enjoys travelling and helping people have brighter smiles! 

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Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
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People sometimes confuse canker sores and cold sores, but they are completely unrelated. Both can be painful, but knowing the differences can help you keep them in check.

A canker sore is typically one that occurs on the delicate tissues inside your mouth. It is usually light-colored at its base and can have a red exterior border.

A cold sore or fever blister, on the other hand, usually occurs on the outside of the mouth, usually on or near the nose or lips. A cold sore is contagious because it is caused by the herpes simplex virus, and it is usually painful and filled with fluid.

In most cases, patience is the best medicine for treating canker sores. A healthy diet and good oral hygiene are usually the best remedy, but some special rinses and anesthetics can help. Cold sores can be treated effectively with some over-the-counter topical creams; sometimes, an antiviral medication will be prescribed by your doctor.


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