At Healthy Smiles Dental, we know how concerning canker sores can be, especially when its causes can vary from poor dental hygiene, to stress and emotional factors.
What Are Canker Sores?
Canker sores are small white or yellow ulcers that usually appear on the inner surfaces of the cheeks, lips, tongue, palate and the base of the gums.
It is really important to not confuse canker sores with oral herpes (canker sores are not contagious, however oral herpes is, as it is caused by the herpes simplex virus).
Are Canker Sores Dangerous?
At Healthy Smiles, we would also like to emphasize that canker sores are benign, they are not cancerous and do not cause cancer, although there are some types of cancer that can manifest as a mouth ulcer that does not heal. So, if it lasts more than two weeks, it is advisable to go to your dentist's office and this is when we come in.
Canker Sore Elimination
Our Santa Clarita dentist will use a laser to accurately treat and remove your canker sores. The laser is used to kill the virus particles that cause the canker sore. It will also help dry your sore, making it heal faster. Additionally, laser canker sore treatment will numb the pain by blocking off nerve endings within the sore.
Even though the laser will not actually touch your skin, this treatment is extremely effective and will remove 100% of the canker sores.
Canker sore elimination treatment does not require anesthesia or any additional treatment. If you are currently suffering from canker sores, please contact us and schedule an appointment as soon as possible with our dental team in Santa Clarita. Dr. Sarkis Aznavour will be pleased to assist you! Contact us today at (661) 260-1220.
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