How are lasers used in Herpetic Leisions (Cold Sores)?
Gentle laser dentistry focuses the power on herpetic leisions (cold sores).
Cold sores can be uncomfortable, unaesthetic, and inconvenient. They generally break out in response to trauma, or whenever physical or psychological stress levels spike.
Once you experience the tell-tale tingling sensation, it's only a matter of time before a full-blown sore appears. Then, healing can take as long as two weeks, and quality of life may be significantly compromised. Therefore, it is critical to begin laser treatment before the sore has had a chance to develop.
Catch it in time with laser treatment, and the cold sore will not break out.
What are the benefits of laser in treating cold sores and canker sores?
It is high tech and yet is surprisingly affordable and is insurance reimbursable.
Photonic Laser Energy destroys the virus responsible for the sore.
Most of our patients who are treated when the lip starts tingling never develop a sore.
Profound relief is immediate.
If the sore has already broken out, it will progress no further after treatment.
The lip will return to normal in a matter of days, instead of in two weeks without laser treatment.
Not only will the lip get back to normal more quickly, but it will remain comfortable during the healing process.
Each laser treatment takes just a few minutes.
The laser's light energy promotes healing through gentle "photo-biostimulation deep within the lip.
After treatment, sores reoccur with less frequency and less intensity at the same location.
Remember, there is virtually no discomfort during or following laser treatment of cold sores.