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Ulcer Removal by Novudentics

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In the ever-evolving field of dental technology, laser ulcer removal has emerged as a cutting-edge treatment option for those suffering from painful and persistent oral ulcers. This innovative procedure offered by Novudentics in Royal Palm Beach, FL, harnesses the power of concentrated light energy to target and eliminate damaged tissue, providing a precise, efficient, and minimally invasive solution for canker sores and other soft tissue lesions in the mouth.

Ulcer Removal With a Laser

Laser ulcer removal is a dental procedure that uses laser technology to remove or treat ulcers in the mouth. Oral ulcers, also known as canker sores, are small, painful sores that can develop on the soft tissues inside the mouth, such as the cheeks, lips, tongue, or gums.

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In laser ulcer removal, a dental professional uses a focused beam of light energy (laser) to target the affected area. The laser can help:

  1. Remove the ulcer: The laser can precisely remove the damaged or infected tissue, effectively eliminating the ulcer.
  2. Promote healing: Laser therapy can stimulate the body’s natural healing process, helping the treated area to heal more quickly and with less discomfort.
  3. Reduce pain and inflammation: Laser treatments can help minimize pain and inflammation associated with oral ulcers.
  4. Minimize bleeding: Laser therapy can cauterize small blood vessels during the procedure, reducing bleeding and promoting a faster recovery.

This Type of Ulcer Removal is Very Safe

Laser ulcer removal is generally considered a safe and effective treatment option for oral ulcers. It can be particularly beneficial for patients with recurrent or persistent ulcers that do not respond well to other treatments, such as topical medications or mouthwashes.

However, it is essential to note that not all oral ulcers require laser removal, and the appropriate treatment will depend on the specific case and the underlying cause of the ulcers. A dental professional can assess the situation and recommend the most suitable treatment plan.

How Do You Spot an Ulcer Before It Is Too Late?

The best way to ensure you don’t need laser ulcer removal is to not get an ulcer to begin with. While this is easier said than done for some people, here are some tips for identifying an ulcer before it becomes a larger issue:

  1. Pain or tenderness: Oral ulcers can cause a localized, painful sensation in the affected area of the mouth. This pain may be persistent or worsen when eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.
  2. Visible sore: Visually inspect your mouth regularly for any signs of ulcers. They typically appear as round or oval sores with a white, yellow, or gray center and a red border.
  3. Swelling: The soft tissues surrounding the ulcer may become swollen or inflamed.
  4. Burning sensation: Some people may experience a burning or tingling sensation in the affected area before the ulcer appears.
  5. Difficulty eating: Oral ulcers can make eating and drinking uncomfortable, especially when consuming hot, spicy, or acidic foods and beverages.
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Preventing Ulcers From Forming in Your Mouth

To detect oral ulcers early, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene habits and regularly inspect your mouth for any signs of sores or abnormalities. If you notice an ulcer developing, consider the following steps:

  1. Keep the area clean: Gently brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to keep the ulcer clean and promote healing.
  2. Avoid irritants: Steer clear of foods and drinks that may irritate the ulcer, such as spicy or acidic items.
  3. Monitor the ulcer: Keep an eye on the ulcer’s size, appearance, and pain level. If it does not improve within a week or two, or if it worsens, consult a dental professional.
  4. Seek professional help: If you experience frequent or severe oral ulcers, or if they are accompanied by other symptoms like fever or difficulty swallowing, consult a dentist or physician for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Early detection and intervention can help manage oral ulcers effectively and prevent potential complications.

Who Wrote This?

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Dr. Kallithrakas (Dr. K) is the lead prosthodontist for Novudentics in Palm Beach, Florida. He obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and conducted a one year fellowship in Implant Dentistry sponsored by Biomet 3i at NOVA Southeastern University. Dr. K also has a Master in Science in which his thesis The difference in microgap between zirconia and titanium abutments; a pilot study was published.

Dr. K and his team at Novudentics have extensive training in all areas of prosthodontics, and serve patients across the United States from his Palm Beach office location. He believes that changing someone’s smile can help make a difference in many aspects of someone’s life.

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