Cold & Canker Sore Treatment
A laser in dentistry is a safe high-tech device that uses light energy to treat human tissue. Lasers are unique because they have the ability to treat targeted areas while unaffecting surrounding areas. This technology allows us to perform extremely precise treatments to mouth sores. Lasers also have the ability to seal off blood vessels and nerve endings during a procedure, lessening bleeding, pain, swelling, and more. Lasers are gentle and precise in nature, and do not require anesthetic in most cases.
How are lasers used in Cold Sores?
Gentle lasers focus on the cold sores. Cold sores can often times be un comfortable, unaesthetic, and inconvenient. Typically cold sores generally break out around the upper or lower lip in response to trauma, physical/pyschological stress, and a variety of other reasons. These lesions are known as “cold sores” because suffers frequently notice an outbreak before, during or after illness, when the body’s immune system has been weakened.
Be sure to give us a call as soon as you feel a cold sore starting. We can usually see you quickly to prevent the outbreak from getting worse.
What about Canker Sores?
Laser treatment is very effective on Aphthous ulcers (canker sores) for the similar reasons. Canker sores differ from cold sores. Typically canker sores affect the inside of the mouth, usually inside the cheeks, on the palate, or around the tongue. The stinging sensation of a canker sore is eliminated within seconds of performing a laser treatment and healing occurs quickly.
What are the benefits of laser treatment?
- High tech but surprisingly affordable. Treatments often covered by insurance.
- Laser treatments are quick and painless. No need for anesthetic.
- Laster Energy destroys viruses responsible for sores.
- Laser treatment best performance is when treated as soon as sore begins developing.
- Provides immediate relief.
- Speeds up the healing process.
- Laser treatments are performing very fast.
- After treatment, sores recur with less frequency and less intensity at the same location.
- Absolutely no discomfort during or following laser treatment of cold sores.
Laser for Period Disease
At Crisdental, we use the laser in conjunction with traditional scaling and root planing to help reduce the bacterial load, remove diseased tissue, and stimulate bone growth and reattachment. The laser also helps reduce bleeding, inflammation, and post-operative sensitivity. Laser-assisted periodontal therapy has vastly improved our post operative results and we are happy to offer this state of the art technology to our patients.