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 or canker sore, or if you experience the symptoms of an oncoming sore, you can receive laser therapy in Syracuse, Utah, to provide pain relief and speed the healing process. Call VIP Smiles at 801-776-3000 for more information and schedule your appointment with Drs. Shad, Richard, and Clive Ingram.
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 of as little as 15 minutes, we can treat cold sores with a dental laser. This typically provided immediate pain relief and most patients do not require further treatment. Laser therapy also shortens your healing time.
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. We are eager to alleviate your pain and help you heal quickly for a healthy, beautiful smile!