Say goodbye to cold sores By Dr. Travis Watson on January 19, 2024

Dear Valued Patients,

At Atlanta West Dentistry, we understand the frustrations and embarrassment that come with cold sores. These pesky, painful sores can disrupt your life when you least expect them. But fret not, because we have a solution that can change the game for cold sore sufferers. Let's delve into what cold sores are, why they can be frustrating and embarrassing, what causes them to flare up, and how our cutting-edge carbon dioxide laser treatment can offer you lasting relief.

What Are Cold Sores?

Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are small, fluid-filled blisters that typically appear on or around the lips. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), with HSV-1 being the most common culprit. These outbreaks can be painful, itchy, and, more importantly, they tend to surface at the most inconvenient times, making them an unwelcome guest in our lives.

The Frustration and Embarrassment of Cold Sores

Cold sores are not just painful physically; they can also be emotionally distressing. These sores are highly contagious, which means they can easily be passed to others through close contact, such as kissing or sharing utensils. Consequently, many people feel self-conscious when they have a cold sore, leading to embarrassment and anxiety about their appearance.

The frustration comes from the fact that cold sores can reappear in the same location repeatedly, disrupting your daily routine and causing discomfort whenever they resurface. Until now, finding a long-lasting solution to cold sores has been a challenge.

What Triggers Cold Sore Outbreaks?

Cold sore outbreaks can be triggered by various factors, including:

  1. Stress: High-stress levels weaken the immune system, making it easier for the virus to reactivate and cause a cold sore.
  2. Illness: A weakened immune system due to an illness can also trigger outbreaks.
  3. Sun Exposure: Overexposure to UV rays can lead to cold sore flare-ups.
  4. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations, such as those during menstruation, can increase the risk of cold sores.

Understanding your personal triggers can help you take preventive measures. However, for lasting relief, our carbon dioxide laser treatment is the game-changer you've been waiting for.

Atlanta West Dentistry's Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment

We are proud to introduce our revolutionary carbon dioxide laser treatment for cold sores. Unlike traditional treatments, such as topicals and prescriptions like Valtrex, that merely alleviate symptoms temporarily, our laser treatment tackles the root cause of the problem.

Here's why our treatment stands out:

  1. Effective and Precise: Our carbon dioxide laser is incredibly precise, targeting the virus responsible for cold sores without damaging surrounding tissue.
  2. Lasting Results: Once treated with our laser, cold sores will never reappear in the same location. Say goodbye to the frustration of recurrent outbreaks!
  3. Quick and Painless: The procedure is quick, virtually painless, and requires no downtime. You can resume your daily activities immediately.

Imagine a life without the constant worry of cold sores. With our state-of-the-art carbon dioxide laser treatment, you can experience the freedom and confidence you deserve.

Don't let cold sores hold you back any longer. Contact Atlanta West Dentistry today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a cold sore-free future. Say goodbye to the frustration and embarrassment, and say hello to a brighter, more confident you.

Keep smiling!  Dr. Travis Watson

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Atlanta West Dentistry

Atlanta West Dentistry is led by Dr. Travis WatsonDr. Cameron B. Watson, and Dr. Lauren Bowersox. Our patient-centered dental practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive and advanced dentistry in a comfortable and anxiety-free environment. Our professional affiliations include:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Georgia Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The International College of Dentists
  • The American Orthodontic Society

Request an appointment today by contacting us online or by calling us at our office in Marietta, GA: (770) 941-6979.

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