Cold Sore Laser Treatment

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Cold Sore Laser Treatment

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Dr. Marinic has been treating cold sores since 1993 with laser treatment. In general, the laser is used without anesthesia and can treat most common forms of cold sores and oral herpes. If caught in the early stages of an outbreak, cold sores can be stopped from continuing, and in many cases may never return in that site again!  Dr. Marinic has had many patients who have not had an outbreak for 18 years.

Benefits of Siro Cold Sore Laser Treatment

  •  Laser treatment greatly reduces the chances of scarring
  • The laser makes the virus vanish in the area that it’s located in, preventing further outbreaks
  •  Lesions heal within 24-72 hours after treatment
  • Provides immediate pain relief
  • The laser is used in a non-contact mode without anesthesia.
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How Cold Sore Laser Treatment Works

Type 1- The Canker Sore

The laser makes the virus vanish in the area that it’s located in, preventing further outbreaks

Type 2: Cold sore or fever blisters

These are outside or on the mouth, are red in color and are contagious.

Cold sores can be a regular nuisance for you. There isn’t an actual cure for them but there is a solution to managing and reducing the symptoms and frequency. They are called fever blisters as well. They pop up around the lip/mouth area and look swollen and irritated. In the case of cold sores, the timing of the treatment makes a difference in the outcome. The virus resides in the nerve endings. The most effective time for treatment is during the first 24-48 hours of the symptoms, usually noticeable by the “tingling sensation”. In the majority of cases, treatment at this time prevents the virus from continuing to duplicate. In many cases the lesion NEVER recurs in this site! 


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Mark was unhappy with a large silver-colored filling that was 10 years old. The amalgam material that had been used for the filling was more than just unsightly: it was about 50% mercury, one of the most toxic substances known. For health and aesthetic reasons, Mark wanted Dr. Marinic to remove the filling and replace it with something biocompatible. We carefully used a standard, accredited protocol that isolated the tooth and prevented any of the toxic material or gas from the filling to escape back into Mark’s mouth. The procedure was very fast, and Mark said that he didn’t feel

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