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Cold Sore (Herpetic lesion) treatment with a Diode Laser

Dr. Gillis’ treatment assistant Karen, notes the following about our diode lasers:

“I would like to tell you about an amazing procedure we are doing in our office with a soft tissue laser also known as a diode laser. If you get herpetic lesions or cold sores we can now help you eliminate the embarrassment, pain, and discomfort.

Dr. Gillis has available in her office a soft tissue laser also know as a diode laser. With this diode laser we are able to treat your cold sore – herpetic lesion before you have an outbreak or when the first symptoms appear. The treatment is fast, and requires no anesthetic. In fact, the pain from the cold sore or herpetic lesion will be reduced or eliminated immediately after the laser treatment.

If you call our office when you feel the tingling sensation associated with cold sores (herpetic lesions) we can now treat the area with the diode laser. The patient to the left has several herpetic lesions or cold sores just beginning to form on his lip.

If the lesion is treated at the ‘tingling’ stage – before an actual breakout – you may not experience a breakout at all, or you may experience less of a breakout than you usually experience. If you are already experiencing a breakout we can still treat the affected area and you will experience immediate pain relief and the soft tissue laser- diode laser will promote collagen formation and start the healing process so the outbreak heals faster.

Cold Sore healed after 1 week

Since our diode laser kills the viral particles of a cold sore, it will often decrease the frequency of recurrent cold sores or herpetic lesions in the treated area. It may take several treatments, but if we can treat the area each time symptoms start with our diode laser you should experience less breakouts, smaller breakouts, or you may not have a breakout in this area again. We have had great results with our patients and non patients who come to our office after hearing about this procedure. Most have found great relief with the treatments with the diode laser.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this treatment with the diode laser please give our office a call. We can get you in for a appointment the day you call if it is a scheduled work day in the office.

If you would like treatment our would just like more information about our office do not hesitate to call. We welcome all new patients and would be pleased help you with your oral care in our office. Our phone number is 970-242-3635. The fee is just $20.00 for this diode laser treatment. Very reasonable for treatment with a diode laser.

This information shared with you by Julie Gillis, DDS PC.  Our office is located  in Grand Junction, Colorado.  We feel that your dental health is the top priority. and if we can make your smile more attractive while improving your health that is wonderful! Dr. Gillis practices restorative and cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, tooth whitening, implants, crowns, bridges and periodontal care.  Our office website is www.juliegillisds.com.  For further information, please contact us at (970) 242-3635.

Yours for better dental health,

Julie Gillis DDS, AAACD

Restoring Teeth, Restoring Smiles