Herpes is probably the last thing you would associate dentistry with. But to your surprise, the common (yet embarrassing) cold sore is a result of the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1. These not so pleasant looking sores are the last thing you want in your mouth. They are known to be incurable, which is why once you get a cold sore, it tends to keep recurring over a period of time. But if detected at the right time, then there is possibility that you can say goodbye to those ugly blisters forever!
With the help of cold sore laser treatment, you can get rid of your cold sore. How? Read on to find out.
What are cold sores?
Cold sores are also known as fever blisters. They can occur anywhere in your body. But, they mostly occur in and around your mouth. After the blisters form, they break and ooze a fluid. It usually takes about 14 days for the blister to completely heal. But, since the virus is difficult to get rid of, the blister tends to keep coming back in the same spot again and again.
Preventive measures to avoid cold sore
With some caution and care, you can reduce your chances of developing cold sores. Here’s what you need to do:
If your outbreaks are triggered by exposure to the sun, wear sunscreen or zinc oxide on your lips or other vulnerable places. Limiting exposure to sunlight may help prevent outbreaks.
Use a hand sanitizer to prevent spreading the virus to others.
Avoid sharing personal items like razors, toothbrushes, etc.
How can laser treatment help a cold sore
Ideally, you should go to your local dentist as soon as you feel a tingling sensation in the area where the cold sore is starting. If you are unable to catch it in time, and have already developed a blister, then a laser treatment can still provide relief. The laser treatment immediately works on deactivating the virus, cauterizing the nerve endings and increasing the production of collagen, helping the patient heal faster.
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