Cold Sore Laser Treatment

Cold Sore Laser Treatment

Ever feel self-conscious about a cold sore and just wish it would go away quickly? While over-the-counter creams can help get rid of a cold sore they generally take up to ten days to being to clear. Dr. Sim offers laser treatment to help get rid of a cold sore in as little as three days.

What is a Cold Sore?

A cold sore, which is commonly referred to as a fever blister, is caused by the herpes simplex virus.  Cold sores are contagious, inflamed fluid-filled blisters that can be found near your mouth or on your lips. It’s important to understand that the herpes simplex virus which causes cold sores is highly contagious through oral contact and it cannot be cured. This virus is usually dormant and only presents its self from time to time.

Why Should I Consider Cold Sore Laser Treatment?

Individuals who get cold sores frequently can feel an outbreak coming on; during this time people may experience a tingling sensation. Once you notice that tingling sensation it’s time to give Family Dental Care a call to schedule your laser treatment. Getting the treatment done as early on as possible will help to curtail an outbreak, but it is also an excellent option at any stage of a cold sore.

What Happens During the Cold Sore Laser Treatment?

The laser treatment takes only 15 minutes and doesn’t require any injections prior to numb the area. Dr. Sim will use the laser to heat the surface of the cold sore for several minutes. By heating the cold sore it not only kills the virus but also signals to your body to begin the healing process. The laser will never touch your skin, and the process is painless with the only thing you should feel is a warm sensation from the laser beam.

Interested in learning more about this treatment option for cold sores? Contact Dr. Sim’s office today to schedule an appointment.