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Aphthous Ulcers and LaserNeedle Therapy

Aphthous Ulcers and LaserNeedle Therapy

Apthous ulcers, commonly referred to as canker sores, are the most common ulcerative lesions of the oral mucosa. These are usually painful and are associated with redness, and occasional bleeding from the affected area(s). The aims of treatment are to reduce pain and healing time.

Presentation

The lesions are characterized by single or multiple rounded, shallow, oral ulcers which cause moderate to intense pain and heal within 10-14 days.

 
 
Treatment

The lesions normally heal automatically within 7-14 days so therefore treatment regimes consist of topical pain relief medicatication and vitamins to boost the immune system. Corticosteroid and antiviral therapy may be prescribed.

LaserNeedle (LLLT) is an effective modality for the treatment of aphthous ulcers. Not only does LLLT reduce the healing time, it also provides immediate pain relief.

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