Cold Sore Treatment

Cold sores can cause significant pain and severe embarrassment, especially when they appear right before a big social event. 

At Atlanta West Dentistry in Marietta, GA, we can remove aggravating cold sores with a cutting-edge CO2 laser. 

Call or write to us now to request your complimentary blister elimination consultation.

We Offer Advanced Laser Treatment

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Our doctors at Atlanta West Dentistry provide patient-friendly laser treatments to remove cold sores using a carbon dioxide laser from DEKA. This technology allows us to perform the procedure more gently and effectively than certain traditional methods.

Traditional HSV-1 treatments that rely on topical over-the-counter medications or antiviral medications like Valtrex provide only temporary alleviation of symptoms. On the other hand, our cutting-edge carbon dioxide laser tackles the root cause of your herpes simplex.

Because our carbon dioxide laser is extraordinarily precise, we can accurately target the cold sore-causing virus without damaging any surrounding tissue. This is achieved by using light energy that seals blood vessels and nerve endings to ensure that the cold sore will not continue to spread.

The Many Benefits of Cold Sore Treatment

All too often, over-the-counter creams or medications cannot actually eliminate cold sores. By relying on our Marietta dentists for laser cold sore treatment, you can benefit from:

  • Permanent cold sore removal, as the cold sore will never come back in the same place it was removed from.
  • A much faster healing process that takes half as long as the typical 7-10 days.
  • A minimal need for anesthetic, if any at all.
  • Cold sore treatment that takes only a few minutes.
Our doctors at Atlanta West Dentistry in Marietta, GA provide patient-friendly laser treatments to remove your cold sores, including a carbon dioxide laser. Dr. Travis Watson explains why.

Marietta Makes Appointments With Us Request Judgment-Free Care


Some patients refuse to even leave the house with a cold sore. The thought of coming into a doctor's office only to face judgment for a problem that's not your fault can make seeking care feel awful. You should know that Atlanta West Dentistry is renowned for making our patients feel incredibly comfortable and calm. 

We provide special attention that is simply not available at other dental practices. If you are suffering from blisters that are causing tingling, oozing, and feelings of embarrassment, reach out to us for laser treatment that beats any over-the-counter option. 

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Decades of Experience

Our team includes several expert dentists with impressive accolades. Combined, they have decades of experience treating everything from cold sores to complex dental cases.

Outstanding Accolades

Dr. Watson was named the best dentist in Cobb County in 2020, 2021, and 2022. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of General Dentistry.

Heightened Availability

For many patients, cold sores are an emergency. We take after-hours calls and remain committed to our patients long after they leave the doors of Atlanta West Dentistry.

5-Star Reviews From Marietta, GA


Shaheerah A.

Marietta, GA


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For the past couple of years, I have visited Dr.Bowersox for appointments who makes you feel incredibly comfortable. She is absolutely amazing, professional, and polite. I have recently had two appointments with Dr. Sheppard and Jenn, who were super kind and caring. I couldn't be happier with my decision. 

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Cheryl Thompson Williams

Marietta, GA


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I have never enjoyed going to the dentist and it is still not one of favorite things to do. But since it is a necessity, my Dentist of Choice is Atlanta West Dentistry. Dr. Travis Watson is my favorite dentist! I love the atmosphere of the office and staff is phenomenal... The entire staff is kind, compassionate and they work so well together. I highly recommend Atlanta West Dentistry! Try them and you will love them too.

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Our Patients
Do Not Report Pain


We have been providing laser cold sore elimination for years. After providing many treatments, we can confidently say that it is extraordinarily rare for any of our patients to report experiencing pain following their procedure.

What Causes Cold Sore Outbreaks?

Your cold sore outbreak can be caused by various factors, such as:

A Weakened Immune System

Your immune system can be weakened by high stress or illness, both of which can unfortunately create an ideal environment for the herpes simplex virus to reactivate.

Sun Exposure

If your skin is overexposed to UV rays from the sun, this can cause a cold sore flare-up that could benefit from a laser care appointment at our Marietta, GA, office.

Hormonal Changes

People often experience hormonal fluctuations through no fault of their own. For example, menstruation can change hormones and thereby increase the risk of an outbreak.

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More Great Reviews From Marietta


Jon hilderbrand

Marietta, GA


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Absolutely the best dentist office around. I have been using this office since the 80’s when it was Dr Baker. I will never go to anyone else.

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Ed Cline

Marietta, GA


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Great work by Dr Sheppard and staff at Atlanta West Dentistry today. Always professional, always great service! I would highly recommend Atlanta West Dentistry.

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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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