Cold sores and aphthous ulcers are the two most common ulcer formations that occur in and around your oral cavity. While cold sores typically appear on the lip and around the mouth, aphthous ulcers appear in the mouth and around the gum tissue.
Both cold sores and aphthous ulcers can cause pain, making them uncomfortable to live with. Fortunately, Low-Level Laser Therapies (LLLT) have shown excellent results in relieving pain by forcing the ulcers into remission.
Dr. Allen Korte at Korte Family Dentistry in Lincoln, Nevada, offers a host of state-of-the-art dental procedures and laser treatments to help you maintain optimum oral health. In this blog, we look at how laser therapy helps reduce aphthous ulcers and cold sores.
Laser therapy uses Nd: YAG and Er: YAG lasers to treat a multitude of dental issues. For cold sores and aphthous ulcers, the treatment is comfortable for the patient and takes about five minutes.
Here’s a breakdown of the procedure:
Some of the benefits of using laser therapy to treat cold sores and aphthous ulcers are as follows:
Laser therapy is a godsend for people with cold sores or aphthous ulcers as it gives instant relief and pain while speeding up the healing process. To know more about laser therapy, get in touch with Dr. Korte at Korte Family Dentistry in Lincoln, Nevada, by calling (402) 489-3115 or visiting our office at 3901 Normal Blvd STE 202, Lincoln, NE 68506.