If you’ve suffered from oral lesions such as cold sores, you know they can be bothersome. Waiting for the sore to go away on its own can take up to two weeks, and topical medications are typically inconvenient and slow.
What if there was a better way?
At the Yuba City Dentistry Group, there is. Through safe and effective laser treatments, we can eliminate the pain of a cold sore immediately and cause these irritations to disappear in only two to five days. If caught early enough, laser treatment can even prevent the sore from breaking out at all!
How It Works
Treatment is quick, taking only a few minutes for each lesion. Your dentist will use a low level of laser light, focusing it directly on the sore. You may feel a warm sensation, but you won’t feel any pain. The laser will dry up the lesion, removing any discomfort and causing it to dry up and heal more quickly.
It should be noted that the herpes virus causing the cold sore cannot be cured. But laser treatment does end any immediate infection, and can also reduce the number of sores you get (as well as their severity).
Laser Treatment Benefits
The advantages of treating oral lesions with a laser are many, including:
- Immediate relief from discomfort, quicker healing process
- Affordable (can actually cost less than medications that must be applied repeatedly)
- If treated early, can prevent a sore from breaking out
- Helps extend time between reappearance of oral lesions
- Treatment is quick and painless
If you feel a tingling, signaling that a cold sore is coming, don’t hesitate to call us! Our laser treatment may prevent the cold sore from even making an appearance. And if the sore is already there, we can immediately end your discomfort and begin the healing process.
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