Treat Cold Sores and Canker Sores
At VIP Smiles, we can do more than take care of your teeth, especially with help from technological advances like laser dentistry. If you have had a cold sore or canker sore before, then you know how painful it can be, and topical treatments or mouth rinses don’t always offer the relief you need. That’s why the VIP Smiles team has been utilizing laser dentistry to help you feel better within minutes!
Cold Sores vs. Canker Sores
While laser dentistry can be used to treat both kinds of lesions, we do want to point out the difference between cold sores and canker sores. One type is caused by injury, allergies, stress, or other factors – canker sores – and one type is caused by a contagious virus — cold sores.
Cold sores, also called fever blisters, most often form on the lips, cheeks, or chin. Caused by the herpes simplex virus, cold sores can quickly spread from person to person through contact like kissing or simply sharing eating utensils. Once you catch the virus, cold sores can form again and again.
Canker sores aren’t typically recurring in the same way, but they can be just as painful. These sores are lesions that form inside the mouth or at the base of the gums and can be caused by a number of factors. Allergic reactions, hormone fluctuations, poor diet, and injuries like sports accidents or uncomfortable contact with braces can all lead to canker sores.
There Is No Cure
Whether you are suffering from a cold sore or canker sore, the lesion or lesions you are suffering from can be treated but not cured. Mouth rinses or oral medications may be prescribed for canker sores, and you may take antivirals to prevent cold sores. Topical products can be used for both to try and reduce your pain and discomfort, but these sores need time to heal.
Laser Dentistry Is a Solution
If you are tired of settling for less-than-effective treatments, then it may be time to try laser dentistry! We can treat your cold or canker sores in just 15 minutes in some cases and provide immediate pain relief. Laser dentistry can be especially helpful if you experience frequently recurring cold sores, as it can be used as a preventative treatment to avoid outbreaks before they surface.
When you need relief, turn to VIP Smiles. Your comfort and confidence is our number one priority, and we always strive to use the best and latest technology to maintain your oral health. Contact our office in Syracuse, UT today to learn more about your candidacy for laser dentistry!