Mouth ulcers can be very painful and appear at the most inconvenient moments. This kind of issue can be caused by a variety of conditions, extending from trauma produced by biting the cheek to nutritional inadequacy or stress. Mouth ulcers normally cure in 10 to 14 days if left alone, but they can cause significant disruption to your regular routine during this time. They can be excruciatingly painful, making eating and speaking difficult.
What Is Laser Ulcer Treatment?
Antiseptic mouthwashes or topical anesthetic gels were once the sole ways to provide symptomatic relief from the pain of mouth ulcers. While this can provide some relief, it is just temporary and does not speed up the healing of the ulcers. Thankfully, contemporary breakthroughs have made it impossible to cure oral ulcers and hasten their healing.
We have invested in dental laser technology at Smithfield Family Dentistry. Low-level laser therapy can be used with our diode laser to bring relief to the affected area. Clinical investigations have demonstrated that focusing a diode laser on an ulcer for short bursts over a 3 minute period can considerably reduce pain and reduce healing time to roughly 3 days. Given that the average recovery time is up to 14 days, this is a significant accomplishment.
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If you have an important schedule coming up and don't want the added stress of an ulcer, or if you just want to enjoy your food more, call us immediately to schedule an emergency appointment to have your ulcer treated with laser therapy. It's an easy procedure and can be completed in a jiffy that can provide immediate and significant pain relief.
You can book an appointment at our dental office by just giving us a call at (919) 300 - 5934. Our dentist and the team of dental professionals are both able and dedicated to resolving your dental problems as early as possible. They are just a phone call away from helping you.
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