COLD SORE AND
CANKER SORE TREATMENT
KNOCK OUT COLD SORE AND CANKER SORE PAIN, FAST!
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At Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry, we’re pleased to provide above and beyond service while you’re in our care. We combine our passion for creating healthy, beautiful smiles, with advanced technology that makes your experience more comfortable and satisfying.
With compassion and understanding, Dr. Paini ensures a dental experience unlike any other. With years of expertise in general, cosmetic, and advanced dentistry, you can trust your oral health is in good hands. Whether you’re new to the Denver area, or are just looking for a dental experience that goes above and beyond care of service, Dr. Paini and our team will take excellent care of you.
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Our investment in "New school technology" allows us to live up to this commitment to better serve you, and help you achieve and maintain your oral health goals. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry to bring Denver the happiest, healthiest smiles in Colorado. Find out for yourself by scheduling an appointment today!
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COLD SORE & CANKER SORE PAIN
If you’ve ever had a cold sore or canker sore, you understand how uncomfortable it can be. Aside from the physical pain and discomfort, they tend to pop up in the most inopportune moments due to stress or environmental factors, and the embarrassment can make you want to go into hibernation until it runs its course. With laser treatment at Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry, we can stop cold sores and canker sore pain in its tracks, drastically reduce healing time, and help you put your best face forward.
WHAT ARE COLD SORES?
Cold sores, commonly referred to as fever blisters, are a painful infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Most commonly they erupt on the outside of the mouth and lips, but can also appear on the nose, cheeks, or fingers. Blisters form which then break and ooze, and scab over. Cold sores usually last anywhere from 7 to 10 days but can remain for a period of weeks if left untreated.
90% of the population will get at least one cold sore in their life, the first occurrence usually being the most severe. Cold sores usually affect children more-so than adults, as children can become seriously ill. After their first infection, most people will develop an antibody that prevents cold sores from reoccurring ever again. About 40% of American adults will have a reoccurrence.
Cold sores are generally more of a nuisance than a serious health concern, however, it is important to note that the infection can be life-threatening for those infected with HIV/AIDS, or other immune deficiencies. The infection can cause blindness if it spreads to the eye, or meningitis or encephalitis if allowed to spread to the brain.
WHAT CAUSES COLD SORE PAIN?
Cold sores and fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). This virus is passed from person to person by saliva (either directly, or by drinking from the same glass or cup) or by skin contact. Cold sores usually appear as clusters of tiny blisters on the lip. About 8 out of 10 people have the virus that causes cold sores. Most people are first infected before they are 10 years old.
Cold sores and canker sores are often confused, but they are not the same thing. Where cold sores are typically painful, fluid-filled blisters, caused by an infection and found outside the mouth, canker sores are typically caused by stress or injury and are found inside the mouth.
Canker sores are small, shallow sores or ulcers that can occur anywhere in or around the mouth. Canker sores are not only embarrassing but also painful and can make eating and talking uncomfortable. There are two types of canker sores – simple canker sores, and complex canker sores.
Simple canker sores may appear three or four times per year and last up to a week. Simple canker sores usually occur in people ages 10-20. Complex canker sores are less common and occur more often in those who have previously had canker sores.
WHAT ARE CANKER SORES?
The exact cause of most canker sores is still unknown, unfortunately. Simple canker sores can be triggered by stress or tissue injury. Certain acidic foods can trigger or make canker sores worse, including lemons, oranges, pineapples, and strawberries. Sometimes a sharp tooth or dental appliance can cause a canker sore.
Complex canker sores can also be caused by an underlying health condition, including a weak immune system, nutritional deficiencies, and gastrointestinal tract diseases like celiac disease or Crohn’s disease.
WHAT CAUSES CANKER SORE PAIN?
DIODE LASER TREATMENT
If you’re suffering from a cold sore or canker sore, don’t let it get the best of you! Our laser treatment is painless and only takes 5-10 minutes to stop a sore in its tracks. Our diode laser treatment can provide immediate relief from pain and discomfort, stop the infection from progressing, and instantly begin the healing process to drastically reduce healing time.
Many of our patients find their cold or canker sores will have disappeared in a matter of days, rather than a few weeks had they left it untreated. Laser treatment can even help prevent sores from reoccurring in the future! Our diode laser can also be used to treat fever blisters, canker sores, bite trauma on the tongue and cheek, and painful burns of the mouth/lips.
So the question really isn’t ‘why should you get your cold sore treated,’ it’s ‘why wouldn’t you!?’
“I Beyond happy with their services it was a life changer. I've been getting cold sores since I was 5 years old and they last a week or two of extreme pain, discomfort, and embarrassment. But coming here to try something new with their Diode Laser treatment has worked better then I can imagine all the pain was completely gone and within 24 hours the swelling went down tremendously. A huge sore that would have taken 2 weeks before fully healing(if I was lucky) even with taking medication prescribed by doctors and taking all natural remedies but with this laser treatment it only took 4 days before my sore was gone only leaving some scabbing behind to heal up but I couldn't believe it the swelling was down and not to mention no more pain!! I've been struggling with this curse since I was a little girl and every time one comes up I get into a depression and isolate my self from the rest of the world but I am so happy to find something that actually helps speed up the healing time and something that ACTUALLY takes away ALL pain!! I"m so happy not to mention everyone in the office is super friendly and very knowledgeable I can't thank them enough! I was even late to my appointment because I got out of work late and I walked in the door at 5pm (when they close at 5pm) and they still waited for me so I could still get treated that day and I'm so grateful for them! Big thanks to Amy!!! and Miranda! thank you ladies!”
— Sara Lynn
AAD has been great with getting me in. Treating my canker sores have been life changing getting rid of the pain.
Amy, Miranda and William and Haydn,
— Lindsey Miller
First class service from top to bottom. Clean facilities with the latest technology to service all your needs. Dr. Piani and the whole team do a wonderful job of making you feel welcome and taken care of!
— Jason Bahnson
I love this office!
So futuristic and friendly!
Two thumbs up!
— Brandi Sosa
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