There are many reasons as to why we get canker sores, but one way is as a result of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, as patients go through their chemotherapy treatments, they experience some difficulties, including canker sores.
These sores can be unbearably painful and even cause difficulty swallowing. Patients who experience these aphthous ulcers can search high and low for any sort of canker sore relief, but many do not know that their dentist can help them.
At the Bilski Dental Group, we are extremely lucky to be one out of four dentists in the entire United States that has CO2 laser therapy for chemotherapy canker sores. This treatment is a no-contact laser therapy that can zap the canker sore after administering a topical Novocain.
Essential, this laser cauterizes the lesions in your mouth, eliminating the nerve endings at that spot, close up capillaries, and helps with the lymphatics in that area, which provides almost instant pain relief.
If you are experiencing trouble brushing your teeth, eating, or talking due to the pain caused by your canker sores, contact us today at the Bilski Dental Group to learn more about our CO2 laser therapy.