Laser Ulcer Treatment London
Recurrent Aphthous ulcers affect around 10% of the population. Mouth ulcers can be as a result of various factors, such as iron deficiency, trauma to soft tissues and even stress or secondary to HIV or Chrohns disease. They can be very painful and cause discomfort when eating and drinking. If you are a regular sufferer of ulcers, we can help you!
The procedure works as the laser dries out the ulcer and ablates nerve endings therefore promoting speedier healing. It also disinfects the ulcer which reduces the risk of secondary infection. It is normal to feel a warm sensation during the procedure. While not a cure, it immediately reduces the pain involved with ulcers and improves the speed of healing. Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) application can help with both a reduction in pain and provide for quicker healing compared to corticosteroid treatment. De Souza et al revealed that 75% of the patients reported a reduction in pain in the same session after laser treatment, and total regression of the lesion occurred after 4 days. Total regression in the corticoid group was from 5 to 7 days.
The benefits of using laser ulcer treatment
They have also been found to treat oral herpes ulcers from the herpes simplex virus, studies have conﬁrmed the beneﬁt of Low Level Laser Therapy in decreasing pain, improving wound healing compared to other treatment modalities like acyclovir. There Is also some evidence of delayed reoccurrence of the lesions after being treated with LILT.
LILT has also been shown to be useful in the treatment of Chemotherapy Induced Mucositis and Erosive Lichen Planus lesions.