An estimated 57% of the population suffers from “cold sores,” (AKA oral herpes simplex), while an estimated 10% of the population has “canker sores.” When these painful sores arise in or near the oral cavity, Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS can significantly reduce healing time with soft tissue laser therapy. This type of treatment is a safe and effective way to alleviate discomfort without injections.
Canker sores can make eating and speaking painful and are typically brought on by an acidic diet. Unlike cold sores which typically form on the outside of the mouth, canker sores develop inside and cause the patient little or severe discomfort. Laser therapy treatment is inexpensive and the procedure itself may last about 15-20 minutes. If you have a canker sore that doesn’t heal itself in two weeks, discuss your treatment options with Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS.
If you have questions or concerns regarding laser therapy or dental technology, please give us a call. To learn more about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.dentistnj.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS, here in our Holmdel, NJ office, call 732-264-8180.