How Can I Treat Cold Sores and Canker Sores?

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Cold sores, fever blisters, and canker sores can all be annoying and painful, and it seems like they can take forever to disappear. If you are suffering from any of these pestering lesions, we are excited to introduce you to a new solution we offer at Potomac Dental Centre! Dr. Eklund can use a Soft Tissue Dental Laser to provide immediate relief to your sores and help to expedite the healing process.

The Soft Tissue Dental Laser can also prevent the recurrence of cold sores. Cold sores are a symptom of the herpes simplex virus which cannot be cured. Lasers can help destroy the virus, and have been able to decrease the quantity of recurrence from as much as 20 times per year down to just twice per year. The laser treatment can also lessen the intensity of future sores.

Is the Laser Safe?

The laser is a very precise and painless procedure that is much safer and more comfortable than traditional tools. Dental lasers are approved by the FDA for oral surgery procedures.

How Do Lasers Work?

The laser can be set to a very specific wavelength of light that can affect one tissue without affecting other tissues. Dr. Eklund carefully focuses the laser on the damaged tissue which kills the virus.

If you have any questions about how the Soft Tissue Dental Laser works or think this exciting technology in Hagerstown could be the solution to your cold and canker sores, please contact our office to set up an appointment.