Canker Sore Treatment
Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, are painful, small ulcers that develop inside the mouth and on the tongue. They can cause discomfort and can make it difficult for some people to eat or drink. Canker sores typically last for up to two weeks and can range in size from 2-10 millimeters.
While many treatments are available, laser therapy is an effective and efficient solution. Dr. Leo Aghajanian, a dentist who specializes in laser dentistry for canker sores in Glendale, strongly advocates for its use. This treatment option is ideal for anyone looking for a safe and reliable way to alleviate symptoms and improve their overall oral health.
What causes canker sores?
There are many causes of canker sores. However, several factors may increase your risk of developing them. These include stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, zinc, folate, B12), food allergies or intolerances, hormonal changes during menstruation, acidic foods and beverages (such as citrus fruits or tomatoes), mouth injury caused by a sharp tooth or braces/dentures rubbing against the skin inside your mouth.
How can laser therapy treat canker sores?
Even when there are methods that may provide temporary relief from the symptoms associated with canker sores, they do not address the underlying cause. That is why laser treatment is your best choice to treat canker sores in Glendale.
By utilizing a focused laser beam, the treatment works through photobiomodulation. The photobiomodulation process is a cutting-edge therapy for treating canker sores. Clinically proven to boost blood flow, activate immune cells, and enhance cell growth, this treatment is a promising option for individuals seeking relief from the discomfort of canker sores. The mechanism behind the healing effect is the increase in laser light energy, which stimulates the body's natural healing processes. This non-invasive and painless procedure can significantly reduce the duration and severity of canker sores, making it a valuable therapeutic option for individuals suffering from recurrent outbreaks.
In fact, laser therapy has been found to provide noticeable results within one or two treatments and has a relatively low risk of side effects compared to other treatments on the market. Patients typically report less pain and discomfort after their appointment, as well as an improvement in the appearance of their canker sores. This form of treatment is both safe and affordable, making it a great choice for anyone looking for an easy way to treat their sore without having to resort to more invasive methods of care.
Benefits of treating canker sores with laser dentistry
The benefits of treating canker sores with laser dentistry are numerous:
- The laser cauterization technology used seals the lesion while preventing infection and further tissue damage.
- The procedure is minimally invasive and causes minimal trauma to the affected area.
- Little to no discomfort is experienced during the procedure.
- Healing time is shortened, reducing discomfort and the chances of recurrence.
If you are suffering from canker sores, laser treatment may be just what you need! Contact your dentist in Glendale, Dr. Leo Aghajanian, for more information about this type of treatment and how it might help you find relief from canker sores.
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