Canker Sore and Cold Sore Treatment

27 Jul 2020

Canker Sore and Cold Sore Treatment

Canker sore and Cold Sore can be a real pain.

Luckily, we offer a game-changing treatment option that is able to provide patients with quick and easy relief! Our Toronto dentist uses Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) to effectively and painlessly treat cold sores and canker sores. Dental lasers are an extremely useful technology that we use to treat a number of oral health conditions at Yonge & Front Dental… and the advantages are truly impressive.

About Cold Sores

Cold sore also referred to as fever blisters, are tiny fluid-filled sores that are located around the mouth or on the lip. These sores are caused by a very common virus that lays dormant in the body once a person has contracted it, and can be triggered or set off again by factors such as stress, fatigue, a cold or sickness, acidic foods, soft tissue, antiviral medication or trauma to the area. A person with a cold sore will typically experience a tingling, itching or pain around the mouth/lip area. They may even experience a fever or sore throat (so in other words, common cold symptoms) in conjunction with the cold sore outbreak. Cold sores will break open and leak over time before the area begins to heal. It may take several days to weeks until the sore is completely vanished.

About Canker Sores

Canker sore, alternatively called an Aphthous ulcers, are painful sores typically located on the inner lips and cheeks, on the tongue or on the roof of the mouth. They’re usually small and round, yellow-ish or white-ish in colour, and with a red border. They can be very uncomfortable when a person is eating or speaking, or essentially using the part of the mouth where the canker sore exists. It is believed that canker sores are triggered by stress, not enough sleep, or injury to the tissue. They also may appear or be worsened by highly acidic or spicy foods/substances.

Why Treat Cold Sores & Canker Sores With Laser Therapy?

Low-Level Laser Therapy offers many benefits compared to traditional cold and canker sore treatment methods, such as using topical creams and rinses. Low-Level Lasers work by stimulating cell growth in the affected area. These new cells assist in the natural healing of these lesions, ultimately decreasing the size of the sore with no pain whatsoever. The treatment is also very quick, non-invasive, affordable, and may even lower the risk of more sores recurring in the future! Studies have actually shown that most patients report immediate pain relief following their treatment, as well as full healing within two days. Dental lasers are really quite magical! How could we not use them at our clinic?

To learn more the conditions we can treat using Low-Level Laser Therapy, contact us today!

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