What Can I Do About Cold Sores?

Cold sores, also referred to as fever blisters, are a problem that all of us have to deal with at some point in our lives. 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, razors, or kissing. Cold sores can be itchy, painful, and embarrassing for the person suffering from them. Thankfully, you don’t have to suffer through the process of waiting them out. What can you do about your cold sores?

An Advanced Solution

People tend to use more traditional options when treating cold sores such as ointments, medications in pill form, or skin creams. Although these treatments can 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 solution 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. They can also 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:

  • It brings immediate relief to patients
  • Laser therapy helps destroy the virus behind the sores
  • Faster healing period
  • Quick treatment that doesn’t require anesthesia

Contact your dentist and see if laser therapy is right for you.

We’ll Warm Up Those Cold Sores

Don’t let cold sores be the bane of your existence. Our staff can treat your cold sores and have you looking good as new. Contact us at our local Sheridan, WY office at 307-672-7567.