Get Cold Sore & Canker Sore Treatment For Improved Oral Health
At Tracey Tabor Williams DMD in Indianapolis, cold sore and canker sore treatment is available to alleviate discomfort and help you feel more confident about your appearance.
What are cold sores and canker sores?
Cold sores are caused by a virus called herpes simplex type 1, which is why they are also known as oral herpes. They are highly contagious, and an outbreak can last about two weeks. Canker sores are small, round ulcers that appear inside your mouth. The exact cause of canker sores is unknown, but several factors, such as stress, infection, and vitamin deficiencies, can trigger an outbreak. Unlike cold sores, they are not contagious and can appear in other parts of the mouth, such as the tongue or the back of the throat.
How are cold sores and canker sores treated?
The procedure can involve removing the cold or canker sore with a soft-tissue laser and applying topical creams to reduce symptoms such as swelling, tingling, and pain. Our dentist can prescribe an anti-microbial mouth rinse or corticosteroid treatment for your canker sores. A solution may be used to help reduce irritation while the sores heal.
What are the benefits of cold sore and canker sore treatment?
The results typically last longer than over-the-counter treatments and help reduce your risk of further outbreaks. Treatment can also help improve the appearance of affected areas and alleviate discomfort. They are safe and effective and can help you get the results you’re looking for. We take extra precautions to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the procedure.
Who should consider cold sore and canker sore treatment?
Anyone who is going through the discomfort and embarrassment of cold sores or canker sores should consider treatment. Our office can provide you with a customized plan to reduce symptoms and improve the appearance and comfort of your smile.
If you suffer from cold or canker sores, contact Tracey Tabor Williams, DMD, today! We strive to provide our patients with the highest quality care in a comfortable environment. We will work closely with you throughout your entire treatment process so you can be sure you’re getting the relief you need.
Contact Tracey Tabor Williams, DMD, About Cold Sore & Canker Sore Treatment Today!
- Eliminate cold sores and canker sores
- Lessen pain and discomfort
- Reduce the amount of swelling
- Minimize the chances of future outbreaks
- Improve your overall oral health!