If you have every had a cold sore or fever blister, you know that they can take several days to heal and they are very sensitive. There are plenty of medications out there to help with the sensitivity that come when you have those ulcers- but we offer something different. At polishDENTISTRY we offer a painless option to have the ulcer or fever blister start to heal immediately and prevent those days of sensitivity.
With our SOFT TISSUE LASER, we can reduce the pain associated with both of these lesions. This usually will only take one treatment.
Apthous ulcers or canker sores are small, shallow sores in your mouth that are painful and usually red with white halo around them. There is no known cause, but we do know that they occur due to YOUR body’s specific trigger. This could be stress, anxiety, chocolate, citrus foods, etc. Each person’s trigger is different. They usually only last 3-5 days with the first few days being very sore to touch, talking, or eating depending on what part of the mouth it is on. When you first see the sign of it occurring- come in to our Midtown Houston dental office for a simple procedure done with our laser. It will take away the pain so you can go on with your day normally as it heals.
Fever blisters or cold sores are the contagious sore caused by the herpes simplex virus. This is the lesion that reoccurs in the same spot each time and usually lasts about 3-5 days.
Traditional treatments usually are limited to topical medications. At polishDENTISTRY we use a soft tissue laser that will use its energy to destroy the virus and arrests the progression of the lesion after treatment. The process is called photo-biostimulation. With cold sores that means you come in when it starts to tingle before the blisters form, and we can prevent it forming to the other stages. With cankers sores, come in when it is sore, the first day and we can get rid of the sensitivity immediately so you can go on with your day to day life. No anesthetic and just a few minutes for the entire procedure.
If you have any questions about this procedure or any other questions for our office, please call us at 713-942-0101 or contact us online.