Dr. Robert D. Anderson, our experienced dentist, and our team provide canker sore and cold sore treatment in Clearfield, Utah, using the Waterlase® dental laser. Laser dentistry can aid in relieving the pain and discomfort caused by canker sores and cold sores, as well as helping them heal faster.
Canker sores are sores inside the mouth on the tongue, cheeks or soft palate (the back portion of the roof of the mouth). Canker sores are usually round and white or gray in color with a red border. While the cause of canker sores is not known, research indicates that stress, tissue injury and certain foods trigger canker sores.
Cold sores are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). Unlike canker sores, cold sores typically appear on the outside of the mouth, including around the lips, under the chin or under the nose. Because they are caused by a virus, cold sores are extremely contagious and may reoccur throughout a person’s life. You may experience itching or tingling at the site one or two days before a reoccurrence.
If you are suffering from pain caused by canker sores or cold sores, we welcome you to contact Anderson Family Dentistry at 801-825-3424 today to learn how we can treat your condition.