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Are you one of the 40% suffering from cold sores and fever blisters? We offer laser cold sore therapy–an affordable effective treatment that stops cold sores from developing, decreases the their chance of reappearing and reduces your discomfort!

what is laser cold sore therapy?

Laser therapy is quick, painless treatment that stops the progression of cold sores/fever blisters, eliminates the herpes simplex virus causing the sore, and allows patients to heal faster and more comfortably. 

symptoms

reasons you might want laser cold sore therapy…

Are you suffering from cold sores, also known as fever blisters? Forty percent of adults in North American are suffering from the uncomfortable, fluid filled blisters that appear on the lips and around the mouth. The herpes simplex virus causes the lesions that resolve on their own within 2 weeks.

Many over-the-counter treatments claim to speed up the healing and reduce the discomfort associated with the blisters–but none of these products are as effective as our soft tissue laser treatment. 

  • fluid-filled blisters appear on your lips and around the mouth
  • the blisters are likely to show up in times of emotional stress
  • trauma or irritation to parts of your lip or mouth results in lesions appearing

what to expect during cold sore laser therapy

Treating cold sores with laser therapy typically involves one appointment at the office. Read on for timings and how to prepare.

    At your visit

    The laser treatment is very quick only 5-10 minutes! 

    The dentist, dental assistant and the patient will be required to wear laser safety glasses. The dentist will use the laser on a low power setting while consistently moving it to cover the entire affected area with the laser light. The laser therapy stops the progression of the cold sore, destroying the virus and allowing patients to heal faster and without pain. Not only is the process painless, it often has the added benefit of an instantaneous reduction of discomfort following the procedure!

    While the virus is not curable, using laser therapy significantly reduces the frequency of cold sores in the same area that has been treated.

    The therapy is affordable and may be covered by your insurance.

     

    advice & tips

    the speed of success

     

    The success of this therapy depends on how early the treatment is completed. Once the tingly or itchy sensation has started, the cold sore has begun to develop. If we can treat it within this early stage of development we can reduce the recovery time from 2 weeks down to a few days! 

    laser cold sore treatment faqs

    answering your questions about laser cold sore therapy…  

    Will laser cold sore therapy cure me?

    Unfortunately there is no cure for herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores. After you are infected, it will remain in your body. However, the use of laser therapy to treat cold sores have shown a significant reduction in blisters appearing in the treated area.

     

    Is laser cold sore therapy expensive?

    No, it’s an affordable procedure and often covered by insurance. Contact us for more information.

    How quickly can I come in for laser cold sore therapy?

    We’ll see you as soon as possible, as time is of the essence. The success of this therapy depends on how quickly the treatment can be completed. When you begin to feel an itchy or or tingly sensation at the earliest stages of a cold sore developing, give us a call. If we can treat it in the early development of the cold sore, we can reduce the healing time from 14 days to only a few days! The appointment is very quick at only 5-10 minutes.

     

    Will cold sore laser therapy hurt?

    No! Not only is this treatment painless, it often results in an instantaneous reduction of your discomfort.

     

    Have more questions? Please call us at 480-608-5444 or email us and we’ll be able to talk you through the process.

    Tips & advice from Dr. Silverman:

     

    Enjoy coffee? Do you often brush after?

     

    Did you know that after drinking coffee it’s important to rinse your mouth with water before brushing? Coffee is acidic and can be hard on teeth. Rinsing will reduce the acidity in the mouth and allow you to brush without worry of damaging the enamel!

    For more advice, visit our faq page