Gemini Diode Laser for Cold Sores Treatment

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It seems that almost everyone suffers from cold sores on occasion. These are those painful blisters on the lips that break open and crust over, taking at least a couple of weeks to go away. These are often accompanied by a headache or sore throat, the result of a virus that remains dormant in most people until they are under special stress, not sleeping well, have become sunburned, or are experiencing a weakened immune system. The virus that causes cold sores (aka fever blisters or herpes simplex 1) is easily transmitted by everything from kissing to sharing lipstick.

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are a variety of ways to speed up the process of getting these symptoms to go away, including medications such as Acyclovir, Valacyclovir, Famciclovir, and Penciclovir, which may come in pill or cream forms. In severe cases, some of these can be injected.

Naturally, Beverly Hills Dentistry, as a specialist in all aspects of oral health, can help. And it now offers a new type of treatment most dentists and doctors do not have, the Ultradent Gemini Diode Laser 

No Numbing Required

One of the outstanding aspects of the Gemini laser is that no numbing is required for the treatment, since it is pain-free. This laser reduces viruses and bacteria in areas of the mouth that are hard to reach with traditional dental tools and techniques using a high-intensity light. This light energy works at the cellular level  to improve oxygenation, circulation, and the activity of enzymes (which are proteins that speed up essential biochemical reactions in everything from saliva to the liver).

Improved Healing and Benefits

The Gemini Diode Laser also speeds up healing and helps eliminate gum disease, so is a favorite of the few dental hygienists who use it for periodontal treatments to reduce infections. Even if you do not have anything seriously negative happening in your mouth, the American Dental Association recommends having your hygienist do a professional cleaning of your teeth and gums at least twice a year (the same schedule for schedule your dentist to do a full oral examination to catch a variety of oral health problems early before they do much damage, from cavities to root canal infections).

The Gemini laser is also easy for your dentist and hygienist to use because of its technical superiority over other lasers, including better illumination of the surgical site, a foot pedal for wireless control, and bendable tips. 

If you have an active case of cold sores and over-the-counter or prescription treatments are not enough, call Beverly Hills Dentistry to schedule an emergency treatment with the Ultradent Gemini Diode Laser.

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