Soft Tissue Laser
One of the most remarkable applications of the laser involves cold sores and fever blisters. Cold sores are groups of blisters on the lip caused by the herpes simplex virus. They occur periodically because of stress, illness, or injury. A canker sore is a shallow painful ulcer in the mouth that can also occur for the previously noted reasons. Cold sores and canker sores can be extremely painful and can make speaking and eating uncomfortable. Laser therapy is a proven, economical way to heal these sores quickly. If you schedule a laser treatment at the very first tingle signaling that a cold sore is about to erupt, you can prevent it from breaking out. If you already have a sore, the laser will almost instantly take away the discomfort and help it dry up and heal much faster.
Tongue Tie Release
It is estimated that up to 10% of people may have a lip or tongue tie. This means that their tongue or lip is attached to the mouth with excessive restrictive tissue. This excess tissue impedes the movement of the tongue or lips and can cause a variety of issues. In infants, this can be a significant issue causing feeding difficulties for babies and mothers. There is also poor weight gain and digestive issues often accompanied by chewing, speaking, and swallowing problems. Lip ties are similar in nature in that they may cause feeding difficulty in babies and also lead to speech issues. In adults, lip ties can make wearing a denture very difficult. The good news is that both can be dramatically improved in one visit with a soft tissue laser.
The advantages of the laser are
Virtually no bleeding
The laser kills bacteria so infection is rare
Healing is very rapid