What are canker sores?

Canker sores are small ulcers inside the mouth.  They have a white or gray base and a red border.  It is not known what causes canker sores, but they are not contagious.

What are cold sores?

Cold sores (or fever blisters) are groups of blisters filled with fluid.  They can be painful, often erupting near the lips and occasionally on the chin or under the nose. Very contagious, cold sores are caused by the type 1 herpes simplex virus.  This virus will stay in the body once you’ve been infected.

What can you do to help?

Using the latest laser technology, Dr. L. C. Chilimigras can heal these sores in a matter of days.  Laser treatment is fast, effective, and pain-free. After the procedures, you will see immediate results. The levels of pain and redness that you experience will be reduced.  The best time to have laser treatment done is at the first sign of a sore, so please call Lakeview Dental Care today to ensure you have a healthy, beautiful smile.