Laser Treatment for Aphthous Ulcers and Fever Blisters
Aphthous Ulcers and fever blisters are painful and irritating conditions which affect many people several times every year. It has been found that laser technology can be used to reduce the time it takes for these conditions to heal.
What Are Aphthous Ulcers and Fever Blisters?
Aphthous Ulcers – Also known as canker sores, aphthous ulcers are open sores on the inside of the mouth which often appear white or gray with red edges and are painful.
Fever Blisters – Also known as cold sores, fever blisters are painful and often embarrassing sores which develop on skin after a dormant virus becomes active again. They usually develop less than 4 times a year after skin is exposed to excessive sunlight, stress, or many other stimuli.
How Can Laser Technology Be Used to Treat These Conditions?
Canker sores and fever blisters can be easily treated with the use of soft tissue dental lasers. Your dentist simply shines the beam on the affected area to kill the virus which causes the sores. The simple procedure can significantly reduce the healing time, and may prevent fever blisters from forming if the patient suspects a possible breakout and receives the treatment during the earliest symptoms.
Is the Treatment Painful?
Laser treatment for canker sores and fever blisters requires no anesthesia and is absolutely painless.