Fever blisters (or cold sores) are one of the most common disorders of the mouth, and they happen to millions of people every year. These lip blemishes can appear when you least expect them, and they spread all too easily. They hurt, can burst and get oozy, and leave you with an unsightly scab for a couple weeks.
But you don’t have to put up with these sores. At Maplewood Laser Dental Clinic, Dr. Guess can provide the treatments you need to remove those blemishes and speed the healing process.
What are Fever Blisters?
Fever blisters are recognized by the red, swollen areas around the mouths. They can be very sore and painful, and if they break open, they will leak a clear liquid before scabbing over. They can also take up to two weeks to heal completely.
These sores are the result of the HSV virus, which enters the body and waits for an opportunity to erupt through the skin. This virus can be spread by touching the cold sore or by touching liquid (saliva) that is infected. In fact, simply rubbing the blister and then touching someone else can spread the virus.
Unfortunately, there is no way to get rid of the virus, which is why cold sores can often come back. Too much sun, too much stress, colds and the flu and a range of other things can cause blisters to flare up again.
Treating the Problem
We can use lasers to treat these sores before or after they erupt. So even if you start feeling a cold sore coming on, contact us as quickly as possible and we’ll be able to treat it before it starts to ooze. This means there is less chance for the virus to spread and get worse.
If it has erupted, it will go away on its own within a few days (after all the leaking and scabbing), but if you don’t want to deal with that, our treatment will help it dry faster and heal better.
Our state-of-the-art technology is far more effective than any over-the-counter ointments and creams, and it is a fast, affordable way to get rid of those blisters and alleviate the pain at an affordable price.
We can treat a wide range of lip blemishes, so contact us today to set up your appointment.