Cold sores are groups of small blisters that form for various reasons around the mouth and on the lips. These blisters are caused by Herpes Simplex Virus. Around these vesicles, the skin will often show clear signs of the presence of cold sores, including:
When these blisters break open, there may be some clear fluid that begins to leak and you may notice it starting to scab. If that fluid is transferred to another person by exchange of saliva, utensil, or razor sharing, cold sores may be spread to the other person. If left alone, it usually heals some time anywhere between a few days and a couple of weeks.
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While cold sores may usually heal on their own time, there are situations in which the pain, irritation, or embarrassment can be enough to seek treatment options. Most people tend to find ointments or creams that are designed to help reduce the pain and swelling. The newest treatment by dentists, which is still unknown to most physicians, is to use lasers.
Here at our Ladera Ranch dentist office, Dr. Marzvaan employs a Diode Laser to treat cold sores and remove it within 24 hours. If caught early enough, an outbreak will never occur. Dr. Marzvaan will discuss dietary consumptions that may contribute to these outbreaks. She can also advise on how to minimize future recurrences of cold sores and avoid spreading it to your loved ones.
If you have a cold sore and want to pursue treatment options,
call Ladera Family Dentists today at (949) 531-7225.