If you have ever gotten a sore or fever blister on your mouth, you know how uncomfortable they can feel and how unappealing they can look. These can usually heal within a couple of weeks but can leave permanent scars. At Greenview Dentistry in Rochester, MN, we have a way to help you remove cold sores.Read more: Get Rid Of Cold Sores With Laser Treatments
All About Cold Sores
Cold sores are not to be confused with canker sores, which develop on the inside of your mouth. These can be caused by stress, diet, hormonal changes, and trauma to the mouth.
Fever blisters appear on the lips and outside of your mouth. The virus that causes sores cannot be cured and only managed, so it is important to reduce your risk of spreading it if you get cold sores. The symptoms of developing a cold sore usually include tingling, itching, blisters, and crusting of the area. While this is a very common problem, it can be uncomfortable and contagious to others.
There is no cure for cold sores, but there are some ways to manage them and decrease the risk of spreading. Avoid kissing others, and sharing towels, razors, and lip products with other people. Over-the-counter ointments are available to help you heal.
Laser Treatment To Remove Them
This high-tech solution takes just a few minutes and can help your sores occur less frequently. Using a laser, we will target the problem area. Because most people develop the blister in the same area every time, this helps in the future to prevent more from developing.
This treatment has several benefits. There is no need for anesthesia, the relief is nearly immediate, you will likely develop fewer lesions after a few treatments, and if you do, they will be less severe. Treating your cold sores also helps stop the spread to other people.
Other Benefits Of Laser Treatments
We also use this form of treatment in our periodontal care as well. When you develop gum disease, the only way to manage symptoms is through a series of deep cleanings that remove buildup under the gum line. In the past, this could be very uncomfortable for patients as we had to reach deeper areas.
Now, with laser treatment, we can remove the inflamed gum tissue with more ease. This allows the process to be smoother, faster, and more efficient. Managing periodontal disease allows you to go about your life without worrying about the symptoms that can occur without treatment.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Our professional team will help you achieve the healthy smile you’ve always wanted. To learn more and to schedule an appointment, we invite you to call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN today at (507) 281-3659.