Canker Sores and Cold Sores
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People sometimes confuse canker sores and cold sores, but they are completely unrelated. Both can be painful, but knowing the differences can help you keep them in check.
- A canker sore or ulcer is typically a sore that occurs on the delicate tissues inside your mouth. It is usually light-colored at its base and can have a red exterior border. They can be very painful and usually last about 10 days.
- A cold sore or fever blister, on the other hand, usually occurs on the outside of the mouth, usually on or near the nose or lips. A cold sore is contagious because it is caused by the herpes simplex virus, and it is usually painful and filled with fluid.
Dr. Harney has the ability to use her laser to eliminate the pain associated with both of these types of sores. This painless treatment will take away your symptoms while at the same time helping the sore heal faster than it would without the laser treatment.
Canker sores and fever blisters can be treated at any time, but it is best to treat fever blisters before they appear (most people notice some burning or tingling before the blister appears) because many times the blister won't ever appear if treated early enough.