Laser Ulcer Treatment In Atlanta

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Laser Ulcer Treatment – Pain Relief and Healing

Find the relief you need with laser ulcer treatment from Atlanta Smiles. Laser dentistry is a cutting-edge dental technology widely used in the dental industry to treat various conditions, including mouth ulcers, successfully. We offer laser treatment options to bring quick healing, pain relief, and a lasting solution.

 Do you frequently have painful cold sores or canker sores that make it difficult to eat, drink, or talk? Do your mouth sores last for up to a week or longer? Do you experience recurring ulcers in the exact location of your mouth? If so, you do not need to suffer alone. Talk to us about whether laser treatment for ulcers is right for you.

What Is Laser Ulcer Treatment?

Atlanta Smiles offers our patients the Gemini 810 + 980 Diode Laser, the first dual-wavelength soft-tissue diode laser available in the United States. Laser therapy makes treatments faster, smoother, and more efficient than ever before.

Specifically, we use the laser to painlessly seal nerve endings to prevent mouth sores from expanding and bring immediate relief. The laser vaporizes and sterilizes the tissue surrounding the sore. In addition, the laser initiates quicker cell growth to promote healing. Plus, for cold sores, laser treatment can prevent sores from forming in that location again in the future.

For the best results, treat the ulcer during the first few days after it develops. This provides the fastest and best outcomes for healing and pain reduction.

What Is Laser Ulcer Treatment?

Atlanta Smiles offers our patients the Gemini 810 + 980 Diode Laser, the first dual-wavelength soft-tissue diode laser available in the United States. Laser therapy makes treatments faster, smoother, and more efficient than ever before.

Specifically, we use the laser to painlessly seal nerve endings to prevent mouth sores from expanding and bring immediate relief. The laser vaporizes and sterilizes the tissue surrounding the sore. In addition, the laser initiates quicker cell growth to promote healing. Plus, for cold sores, laser treatment can prevent sores from forming in that location again in the future.

For the best results, treat the ulcer during the first few days after it develops. This provides the fastest and best outcomes for healing and pain reduction.

What Type of Mouth Sores Do Lasers Treat?

Laser therapy offers effective treatment for mouth ulcers. The most common type of mouth ulcer is the aphthous ulcer, also called canker sores. Aphthous ulcers develop inside the mouth. Canker sores are not infectious and do not spread.

Laser therapy also works to effectively heal cold sores. A common and highly contagious herpes virus known as herpes simplex type 1 causes cold sores. Although generally benign, herpes simplex type 1 produces painful and often unsightly sores on the lips and surrounding skin. The virus spreads to others through oral contact. Laser treatment destroys the virus within the sore and seals off the nerve endings to prevent further spread.

Low-level laser therapy works to reduce the healing time and pain of both cold sores and canker sores. Patients find success with laser dental treatment.

 

What Causes Canker Sores?

Canker sores develop for many different reasons. 

  • Injury inside the mouth
  • Stress
  •  Acidic or spicy foods
  •  Nutritional deficiency
  • Certain autoimmune conditions

 
Regardless of the cause, canker sores are painful and disruptive. It’s challenging to eat and drink, which can impact energy levels and your quality of life. Other treatment options for canker sores do not speed up healing as effectively as laser therapy.

What Causes Cold Sores?

As we discussed, the herpes virus is the root cause of a cold sore. However, certain circumstances can lead to the development of a cold sore. Otherwise, the virus remains dormant until triggered.

  • Stress
  • A weakened immune system
  • Surgery
  • Fever
  • Patient-specific triggers

When a trigger occurs, an outbreak of cold sores appear, lasting an average of seven to 10 days. A cold sore not only looks unsightly, it causes pain. Laser therapy provides a solution to reduce the healing time, stop the spread of the virus, and prevent recurring sores.

Can Dentists Treat Mouth Ulcers?

Yes! Dentists know how to treat mouth sores. While dentists primarily treat issues related to teeth, they also treat periodontal disease and other oral issues.

Dentists may offer various treatment options for ulcers, including mouth rinses, pastes, and other medications. Depending on the time frame and severity of the ulcer, we may recommend these different treatment options.

However, we typically recommend laser treatment when a patient seeks help in the early stages of ulcer development. Once an ulcer is near the end of the healing cycle, laser therapy may not prove advantageous.

How Does Laser Treatment for Ulcers Work?

Laser treatment for ulcers is highly effective and affordable. The procedure works to reduce pain and speed healing from mouth ulcers. To receive laser therapy, contact our office to discuss your case and the best treatment timeline.

Most patients who choose laser ulcer treatment have recurring cold sores or canker sores. Yet, some patients seek treatment for a particularly painful ulcer often caused by an injury. Either way, we offer quick appointment scheduling to help you find relief when the ulcer first forms.

Once you visit our office, we conduct the laser therapy session. During treatment, patients wear protective eyewear while the dentist uses a handheld laser device. The laser energy painlessly penetrates the tissue around the sore or lesion. It seals off the nerve endings to prevent further growth and reduce pain. The light from the laser also stimulates healing by activating cell growth.

Treatment usually takes no more than 15 minutes to complete. The procedure does not require follow-up visits unless you develop a new sore and desire additional treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Ulcer Treatment?

Cold sores and canker sores interrupt your life. Thankfully, you have an easy solution with laser treatment.

  • No need for anesthesia
  • Quick treatment time
  • Reduced risk of recurrence
  • Immediate pain relief
  • Restore normal activities like eating and talking
  • Speed healing
  • Potential to clear target area permanently

 

Don’t suffer needlessly. Seek the help you need to get back to pain-free living.

Is Laser Dentistry and Laser Therapy Safe?

Laser dentistry is both safe and effective. Laser treatment offers safer care than some manual procedures. With laser treatment, incisions close without sutures, and the wound disinfects instantly. Plus, the treatment area heals quicker. Laser therapy works safely for both children and adults.

Laser treatment does not cause pain and usually immediately reduces or stops pain from the wound. Plus, the disinfecting quality reduces the chance of infection. Overall, laser treatment technology advances dental procedures with safer and more effective healing.

Patients need to choose an experienced and trained dental team. The dentists at Atlanta Smiles have the knowledge and training to complete laser treatment accurately. While lasers are safe, you want expertise on your side to ensure the best possible outcome—trust matters in dentistry.

Expert Treatment for Pain Relief and Quick Healing

Trust the dental experts at Atlanta Smiles. For over 20 years, we’ve provided proven and effective care for patients in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Whether you need pain relief for a mouth sore or want to brighten your smile, our team is here to offer the best solution to fit your needs.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to discuss laser ulcer treatment.

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