Using laser treatment for mouth ulcers and canker sores
At Grand Dental Arts of Toms River, New Jersey, Dr. Colleen Williamson and her team can assist patients in finding solutions for a wide range of dental problems. In addition to standard gum disease and tooth decay, our team also provides care for patients with mouth ulcers and canker sores. Treatment for these issues can be administered with lasers for fast and effective results.
What is soft tissue laser dentistry?
Dr. Williamson and her team provide care for mouth ulcers, including canker sores, using a specialized, FDA-approved laser device. Patients with recurrent canker sores will find that with the help of our soft tissue lasers, they can obtain immediate relief and experience a significant decrease in healing time versus no treatment at all.
What causes mouth ulcers and canker sores?
There are many potential causes of mouth ulcers and canker sores, including:
- Bacterial infections
- Viral infections
- Fungal infections
- Autoimmune disorders
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Poor oral hygiene
- Trauma to the mouth or gums
It is essential to speak to our team of professionals when there are any changes in your smile, including the development of growths, tumors, ulcers, or sores, to ensure there isn’t an underlying medical condition. We can also provide a thorough evaluation and discuss possible treatment options based on the information we obtain from you and a physical assessment.
What are the benefits of using soft tissue lasers for ulcers and sores?
- Is a proven treatment that is both inexpensive and effective
- Reduces the risk of further infection while accelerating healing time
- Minimizes bleeding
- Destroys viral infections immediately without pain or discomfort
- Does not require anesthesia
- Takes just minutes to complete
- Significantly decreases healing time when compared to sores without treatment
- Seals nerve endings to stimulate the healing process in the treated area
When should I have my mouth ulcer or canker sore treated?
It is best to treat the sore when it is first noticed or within the first few days to see an improvement in healing time and discomfort. As soon as you notice a sore developing, call us at 732-286-7000 to request an appointment with our team at 14 Grand Avenue. We serve patients in the Toms River, NJ community and the surrounding areas, including those in Ocean Gate, Bayville, and Lavallette.