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Canker & Cold Sore Treatment in Greenville, TX

Aphthous ulcers, also called mouth ulcers or canker sores, are open sores inside the mouth that can be found on the cheeks, gums, and tongue. It has not been determined what the exact cause of an ulcer is, but there are many factors that contribute to them: stress, fatigue, diet, acidic foods, trauma, and medications, to name a few.

Cold sores, also called fever blisters, are a facial lesion that forms on the lips or around the mouth. Normally, they are found on the outer lip and start out with an itching sensation where they are about to form. Cold sores, or fever blisters, are caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus Type I. They can also be caused by cold weather, sunburn, sickness, trauma, and stress.

Does Laser Therapy Really Work?

Yes, it does. Laser treatments have been proven to be effective at giving relief from the nagging pain of an aphthous ulcer or cold sore within the first 24 hours and healing within 72 hours. The laser therapy takes about 10 minutes for each site or each ulcer you have.

The cost of laser therapy for the treatment of an ulcer or cold sore is minimal, $20 for each 10-minute treatment.

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