Laser Treatment of Cold Sores
Cold sores (or herpetic lesions) are blisters that form around the mouth and lips and are both painful and infectious. If left untreated the typical heal time is 2 to 3 full weeks. However when treated with our dental laser we can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to heal and in some cases prevent them from coming back!
The benefits of using the laser include:
- The progression is halted and healing starts immediately.
- Fewer reoccurrences of future outbreaks in the same area.
- Reduces amount of infectious tissue on the treated site.
- Pain and discomfort immediately and significantly reduced.
Untreated lesions typically show up in the same location of the lip but if we can treat that location as soon as the “itchy” feeling starts we can kill the virus while it’s on the surface and greatly reduce the chance of it coming back and in some cases eliminating for good! We can’t stress enough how beneficial and important it is to treat these cold sores as soon as they come up! So the next time you have one call us immediately and we’ll get you in ASAP!