Canker sores and cold sores, also known as fever blisters, or two very different issues, but both lead to painful and embarrassing sores. However, your Celina, TX, dentist can offer treatment for both using advanced laser technology. With the Fotona hard and soft tissue laser, we can provide treatment that is comfortable and convenient!
Canker Sores and Fever Blisters
First, let’s talk about the key differences between these two sores. A canker sore forms inside of the mouth, and is not contagious at all. However, they are still very uncomfortable! A fever blister, also referred to as a cold sore, is caused by the herpes simplex virus and tends to form on the lips and outside of the mouth. These are quite contagious, and also very uncomfortable (and embarrassing for sufferers). People often look at pharmacies, big box store, or even online for medicines and home remedies to ease discomfort and rid their smiles of these painful sores. Fortunately, you can find relief quickly and comfortably by visiting our office!
The Benefits of the Fotona Dental Laser
Our laser offers both hard and soft tissue treatment options. When we use this technology in lieu of a scalpel, we can target specific areas of the smile with greater precision and accuracy. We then treat the smile without causing bleeding or infection, and rarely ever requiring the use of an anesthetic. For people with canker or cold sores, we can target the area and kill the virus without bruising or bleeding, instantly cauterizing the area and providing relief. You leave same-day with a more comfortable smile, and a healing smile.
Treating Your Smile
We may also use dental lasers to address other concerns with your smile. For example, if you have a smile that displays too much gum tissue, also known as a gummy smile, then your teeth could look small uneven. A laser allows us to trim away excess tissue comfortably, and reshape the gum line for a more attractive smile. If you have a more advanced case of gum disease, then we can help restore health by targeting and removing diseased tissues. From there, routine preventive care can help manage the disease to prevent worsening symptoms or tooth loss. If you have any questions about our canker sore treatments, or if you have a fever blister that needs attention, then contact our team today. We look forward to providing relief with advanced technology!
Your Celina, TX Dentist Uses Advanced Dental Technology
At our Celina, TX dentist’s office, we know how to employ advanced dental laser technology to improve overall health and beauty. Find out more about our solutions for poor oral health and discomfort by calling Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130.