Treating a Cold

Almost everyone has had a cold sore before, and if you have, too,
then you know how annoying and sometimes painful they can be! But you
don’t have to suffer through it anymore – you can treat
your cold sores at the dentist!

What Causes Cold Sores?

Cold sores are caused by a virus that can surface due to stress,
seasonal changes, medication, etc.

How to Treat Cold Sores at the Dentist?

We offer cold sore treatments with laser therapy. The laser seeks
water, which contains bacteria, inflammation, and viruses, so they’re
drawn into that cold sore. There is no contact with the laser, and it only
penetrates about a tenth of a millimeter to eliminate the

The laser decontaminates the area and evaporates the water
that’s in the viral nerve ending.

This is a non-Novocain procedure with no

Laser Cold Sore Removal Healing Time

Typically, a cold sore with no treatment can take over 2 weeks to
heal. With the laser treatment, it will vanish in 3-5 days.

Research suggests that after the laser treatment, a cold sore
should not resurface in that same spot. It is possible for them to still
surface on other parts of your mouth, which can be treated once it

Learn More About Treating Cold Sores

If you are interested in learning more about our the Bilski Dental
Group can help you treat a cold sore, please contact us today with any
questions and to schedule
your appointment!

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