There’s a reason so many dental practices make technology a selling point – the more advanced the technology, the more effective treatment becomes. In fact, one of the reasons our practice enjoys a high level of success with our patients is precisely because we invest in the best available technology, such as laser treatments. If you have canker or cold sores in Sioux City, Wheelock and Associates Dentistry can help with advanced laser treatment.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry involves the use of lasers to complete dental treatments more comfortably, quickly, and effectively. At our dental practice, our dentists and team continuously update their education and our office to provide you with a more pleasant and efficient dental visit.
What are Canker and Cold Sores, and How Do Lasers Help?
Cold and canker sores are blisters and a cluster of blisters that appear on the soft tissues of the oral cavity, including the cheeks, roof of the mouth, and gum line. These sores can result from small injuries, vitamin deficiency, or disease.
Lasers are one of the most effective modern solutions for treating cold sores. This is because the highly concentrated beam of light can destroy the bacteria and viruses that are causing the sore. Relief in these cases tends to be immediate and lasting.
What Else are Lasers Used for In Dentistry?
Lasers can be used for several dental treatments. During your visit, our dentist may recommend laser dentistry to:
- Treat periodontal disease by removing bacteria and infected tissue
- Cure (harden) a dental filling
- Remove the decayed or damaged portion of a tooth
- Treat cold sores and canker sores
- Speed up teeth whitening
- Recontour the gum line
Do You Need Canker and Cold Sore Laser Treatment in Sioux City, IA?
Laser procedures are painless and effective in eliminating sores. You can trust our Wheelock and Associate Dentistry team to provide the treatment you need. Call us today to learn more and schedule an appointment!