Laser Dentistry

Laser Therapy for Cold sores, Canker sores, and Ulcerations


Canker sores are also known as mouth ulcers. They appear as tiny lesions inside the mouth and around the tissues of the gums. They often cause pain while talking, eating, or drinking. Mouth ulcers may last for about seven to fourteen days and can appear at any point in time.


What causes canker cores/mouth ulcers?

Canker sores or mouth ulcers may be the result of several factors such as:

  • Consuming acidic food
  • Rash brushing habits
  • Trauma to inner tissues of the mouth
  • Allergies
  • Certain types of toothpaste (that contain sodium lauryl sulfate)

The presence of mouth ulcers mustn't be taken lightly as consistent canker sores may result in other health issues such as celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, etc.


How can we treat canker sores?

Although canker sores subside on their own in a period of seven to ten days, the presence of such minute lesions in the mouth can be annoying. The dentist may prescribe mouthwashes and topical ointments to treat canker sores.


Laser Therapy for Canker Sores

Laser dentistry has long helped treat several dental conditions of the mouth from teeth staining to gum disease. Soft-tissue diode lasers can be used in the effective treatment of canker sores with much lesser healing time and pain. It works by removing the lesion and sterilizing the tissues affected by the ulcer. The laser also helps stimulate cell regeneration and healing.


To know more please schedule an online appointment or call us at (949) 209-8889 to have a consultation with  Dr. Vida, the best cosmetic dentist in Orange County.