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If you have oral lesions that are spoiling your appearance, making it difficult to eat or chew, or causing you discomfort and pain, the dental team at Dental One Associates of Manassas can provide you with practical solutions that work to help you feel better more quickly. Our dental team can deliver traditional and advanced solutions that will eliminate lesions and will help you manage your daily activities more effectively. We will work with you to determine the best and most appropriate options for your needs and your requested timeframe. To learn more about your options for oral lesions treatment, call Dental One Associates of Manassas at (571) 535-2365 to set up an appointment for dental care with our team.
Treating Different Types of Oral Lesions
Our dental team can create a treatment plan that will help you address issues with lesions of the mouth, gums or lips. Some of the most common oral lesions we treat include the following:
- One of the most common types of oral lesions, cold sores are also known as fever blisters. These lesions look like blisters and are filled with a clear or whitish fluid. Cold sores are caused by type 1 herpes simplex, which is a virus that affects more than two-thirds of all adults under the age of 50. Cold sores can be painful but do not pose a serious threat to most patients.
- HPV oral lesions can pose real risks if not treated promptly. These types of oral lesions are caused by the human papillomavirus, which is a sexually transmitted disease that affects about 79 million Americans. The abnormal cells that are created by the HPV virus can develop into cancer. If you have HPV lesions in your oral cavity, prompt dental treatment in our office is essential to maintain your health.
- Although they are not specifically classified as lesions, hemangiomas are a birthmark that can have an impact on your appearance and, depending on the location, your ability to chew and swallow easily. Hemangiomas can be located anywhere on the body. They are usually harmless and consist of a cluster of extra blood vessels that look like a flattened red area on the skin or inside the mouth.
- Canker sores are often the result of injuries caused by impact or by accidentally biting the inside of the mouth during speaking or chewing. They are sometimes referred to in dental circles as aphthous ulcers. While these lesions are usually relatively benign, they can be painful and may take a long time to heal completely.
At Dental One Associates of Manassas, we can provide you with oral lesions treatment options that will help to alleviate the symptoms of these lesions and will reduce their impact on your appearance and your daily life. Our team is committed to helping you look your best and to promoting the best dental health for you and your family members in Manassas.
Understanding Your Treatment Options
Our dentists can provide you with a range of treatment options that will address your dental lesions effectively:
- For certain forms of dental lesions, antiviral medications can reduce the likelihood of lesions and can promote healthier lips, teeth and gums. These medications can be expensive, however, and may not work equally well for all patients.
- Topical medications may also have some effect on lesions that are located around the lips or on the gums.
- Traditional surgery may be a good option for younger patients who can tolerate anesthesia well.
For many of the patients we see at Dental One Associates of Manassas, however, laser dentistry treatment can produce the best results and the most effective resolution for dental lesions in the Manassas area.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Oral Lesions
For many of our patients, the ability to eliminate lesions quickly and effectively is the single most important advantage of laser therapy for these dental issues. Other advantages may include some or all of the following:
- Laser dentistry treatment usually takes only an hour or less per session.
- The recovery time for laser therapies is significantly less than that needed for traditional surgeries.
- Since general anesthesia is not required, laser therapy for lesions is a good choice for those who may not respond well to sedation dentistry.
- Pain relief usually starts immediately after the procedure is complete. This reduces or eliminates the need for prescription pain pills that could pose a risk of dependency.
Our Promise to You
At Dental One Associates of Manassas, we work diligently to keep our prices affordable and to deliver the best options for your dental care in Manassas and all the surrounding communities. We are proud to offer practical solutions for your dental conditions and to promote the healthiest teeth and gums for you and your family. To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment with our team, call us at (571) 535-2365 today. The friendly and considerate dental team at Dental One Associates of Manassas will be happy to serve you.