Many folks don’t think there is any way to treat canker sores. They just have to deal with the pain until it goes away. But with modern advances in technology, it’s easier than ever to get relief from painful canker sores. At Golden Gate Dental, Dr. Inessa Sosis specializes in treating canker sores with advanced laser dentistry in San Francisco.
What Is A Canker Sore?
Canker sores are painful oral blisters that form on the inside of your mouth. Most commonly, they form on the tongue, throat, inner cheeks, lips, and gums, but they can vary quite a bit in shape and size.
While they usually go away on their own after a while, they can be very painful, especially if they are in an area of the mouth where there’s the potential for friction, or you might accidentally bite down on them.
What Causes Canker Sores?
The precise cause of canker sores is still unknown. However, there are some factors that may exacerbate canker sore formation:
- Acidic foods such as citrus, coffee, sugars
- Tobacco use
- Certain immune disorders
- Nutritional imbalances
Existing canker sores can also become irritated by consuming acidic foods, hot foods and beverages, and spicy foods, making them even more painful.
How Can San Francisco Laser Dentistry Treat Canker Sores?
At Golden Gate Dental, Dr. Sosis uses advanced soft tissue laser technology to treat canker sores.
In the past, canker sores were usually treated with specialized, powerful antibacterial mouthwash. While this treatment is effective, it takes a while to provide relief, and it does not directly address the pain caused by canker sores.
Soft tissue lasers, on the other hand, provide immediate relief. Using advanced, high-powered lasers, they destroy canker sores on contact and do so without cause the patient discomfort. In addition, the powerful light energy used in laser dentistry seals off nerve endings and soft tissue, preventing bleeding.
With laser dentistry, you don’t have to suffer the pain of canker sores any longer. You can remove them quickly and easily, with no invasive or painful procedures required.
Come To Golden Gate Dental Today For San Francisco Laser Dentistry!
Using advanced soft tissue lasers, removing canker sores is fast, affordable, and easy. Dr. Sosis can walk you through the entire procedure, and provide you with the pain relief you need to get back to normal.
From canker sores to gum reshaping, we can help! Contact us at (415) 367-3444, or come to our office in Golden Gate Park, at 3200 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94118 and schedule your appointment with Dr. Sosis today!