Laser Cold Sore Treatment
The Cause of Cold Sore Outbreaks
While there is no single impetus that triggers cold sores, medical professionals have identified a variety of factors that might increase the likelihood of a cold sore outbreak. If you are prone to fever blisters, our Glendale dentists at Infinite Dental Wellness recommend avoiding behavior that might weaken the immune system, including:
- Stressful Situations & Experiences
- Lack of Sleep, Poor Sleep, & Fatigue
- Exposure to Conditions That Lead to Illness
- Prolonged Exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) Light
- Mouth Injuries or Trauma
How Laser Cold Sore Treatment Works
Using concentrated wavelengths of precision laser light, Infinite Dental Wellness’s Epic™ Diode Laser disinfects the cold sore lesion, reduces surrounding inflammation (redness), and relieves the pain and pressure associated with a fever blister outbreak. Most importantly, the Epic™ Laser creates a “bandage,” so to speak, which keeps the cold sore from becoming infected and reduces healing time to days instead of weeks.
Painless and effective in just minutes, laser light technology may also be used to treat aphthous ulcers (also known as canker sores) as well.