The Use of a Diode Laser in Healing Time For Cold Sores
Many of our patients over the past 8 years have experienced some of the benefits our diode laser offers when I’m doing routine dental care procedures. One of the benefits that only a few of our patients take advantage of is to drastically decrease the time they have to suffer from painful, unsightly cold sores on their lips through the use of laser therapy.
Cold Sore Laser Treatment
If left untreated, it is not uncommon for a cold sore to linger for up to 2 weeks. Ointments like Denavir or Zovirax will help with the discomfort and speed up the healing process. We have found with several patients that if I supplement this with prompt laser treatment, often times the sores will disappear in 3-4 days. Prompt is the keyword. For maximum effect, treatment should be done within the first 1-3 days of symptoms to prevent small secondary infections from starting around the sore.
The procedure is completely pain-free. I magically wave the laser at the sore, keeping the tip of the laser about ¼ of an inch away from the tissues. I use different settings and the entire treatment time is about 3 minutes.
Free Cold Sore Laser Treatment For Our Patients
For our patients of record, there is no fee for this service. Feel free to call Margie at 952-475-1997 if you are in the Wayzata area and this is something you feel may help. Contact us with any questions.
Best to all—
Stephen R. Bjorklund DDS FAGD