Canker Sore Treatment and Removal
Special Note: Canker sores are a common side effect of chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Whether you are a current patient or not, we want to help you get fast, immediate relief for this painful condition, free of charge. Simply call our office, and make an appointment for intraoral canker sore therapy. It’s fast, almost completely painless, and it is 100% on us.
The OpusDent laser provides one of the best technologies for successfully and effectively treating canker sores. Dr. Bram uses low power laser features to quickly and efficiently treat affected areas that can typically involve lip tissue, the tongue, inner cheek tissues and gingival areas.
In the first of our procedure photos it can be seen that our young male patient has a canker sore located on the tip of the tongue. Although ideally isolated, the lesion is very painful for the patient and it affects his ability to speak and eat a variety of foods.
In this second photograph Dr. Bram is applying the laser tip that is especially designed for canker sore treatment. The application of laser energy lasts for only several seconds– a very comfortable procedure that is virtually pain free during treatment and post operatively. Sedation or even local anesthesia is not needed, except in rare cases.
This last photo shows the appearance of the canker sore immediately after treatment. The lesion has been successfully removed. The red areas that remain are the inflammed surrounding tissues that existed prior to treatment. The inflammation will disappear within a few days while the treated area completely heals.
Have questions about canker sores or other types of oral lesions? Contact Dr. Bram and his staff today at (718) 260-6175 to arrange a consult to determine if laser treatments can be used for correcting any tissue conditions you may have.