Have you ever had a cold sore or canker sore? Do you or someone you know suffer with recurring cold sores or canker sores? Thanks to new, high-tech dental techniques, our dentists can now treat cold and canker sores with laser dentistry. If you notice a cold sore, or if you experience the symptoms of an oncoming sore, call our Syracuse dental office and make a laser dentistry appointment for pain relief and faster healing.

Cold sores, which are caused by the virus HSV-1, are also called fever blisters, or herpes labialis. They are often seen in a cluster of small blisters that rupture to form small ulcers. In many cases, these lesions are preceded by a tingling, burning, or itching feeling. Many people experience recurring, painful cold sores. In just one appointment, in as little as 15 minutes, we can treat cold sores with a dental laser. This procedure typically provides immediate pain relief, and most patients do not require further treatment.

In addition, lasers can be used to treat canker sores. If you are experiencing pain and sensitivity due to cold sores or canker sores, we encourage you to contact our dentists today. Be sure to call us as soon as possible — once a sore has scabbed or crusted, laser treatment is no longer effective. Doctors Shad, Clive, and Richard Ingram want to alleviate your pain and help you heal quickly for a healthy, beautiful smile, so call VIP Smiles today and make your appointment!