Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are a problem that all of us have to deal with at some point. They occur whenever the herpes simplex virus enters a break in the skin around the mouth, causing blisters to form. They can spread several different ways including infected fluid on eating utensils, kissing, or razors. Cold sores can be painful, itchy, and embarrassing for the person suffering from them. You don’t have to suffer through the process of waiting them out, visit your dentist and make cold sores a problem no more!
A Non-Traditional Option
Typically, people will use traditional options such as ointments, medications in pill form, or skin creams when treating cold sores. Although these treatments do a good job of lessening the symptoms of cold sores, they only take a day or two off of the wait for them to go away. The best option to get rid of them quickly is with laser therapy.
Even though you’ll have to struggle with cold sores throughout your life, laser therapy can prevent sores from developing if caught in the early stages as well as deal with already developed blisters with a faster heal time. This treatment also can prevent sores from appearing in the same spots again. Other benefits of laser therapy include:
- Laser therapy helps destroy the virus behind the sores
- It brings immediate relief to patients
- Faster healing period
- Quick treatment that doesn’t require anesthesia
Contact your dentist and see if laser therapy is right for you.