Canker Sore Laser Treatment

Treating canker sores with lasers offers an effective solution for relieving the discomfort associated with these painful ulcers found inside the mouth. Unlike cold sores, which are caused by the herpes virus and primarily affect the outer lip surface, canker sores are non-contagious lesions typically found on the tongue, inside of the lips, cheeks, and throat. These yellowish lesions with a raised red border afflict approximately 23% of the general population and can last anywhere from 10 to 14 days.

Various factors can contribute to the development of canker sores that include acidic or spicy food, diabetics, immune deficiencies, stress, niacin, and or folic acid deficiency, and vitamin B12 deficiency. Also an allergic reaction to one’s own tissue that is usually accompanied when a person has a cold, overcoming a cold, or is going to be getting a cold. Additionally, some underlying conditions such as genetic predisposition or immune diseases such as lupus, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, HIV/AIDS, and inflammatory bowel conditions may predispose individuals to recurrent canker sores.

The symptoms for canker sores include burning, tingling, prickling sensation, slight or severe pain, difficulty, swallowing, or swollen lymph nodes. You may develop a thrush infection, fever, and sometimes weight loss. While there is no definitive cure for canker sores, symptomatic relief can be achieved through various treatments, including topical medications, such as Tantum, and oral rinses. Taking vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements can help. You may also want to try a prescription medication called Debacterol, and the use of painkillers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

However, at Bhandari Dental we offer an additional, highly effective treatment option for canker sores; and that is using a soft tissue diode laser. The 980 nm soft tissue diode laser treatment used at our clinic delivers immediate relief without the need for local anesthesia, and typically takes just five minutes to perform.

The laser is pain-free, and works by increasing lymphatic fluid flow thereby decreasing swelling immediately. It increases collagen production in the area used which enhances healing, and it also causes a release of the body's own opioids, such as endorphins and enkephalins, which provides immediate pain relief. It also sterilizes in the area in which it is applied to enhance healing.

At Bhandari Dental, with our advanced canker sore laser treatment, patients can experience significant relief from canker sore discomfort and enjoy improved oral health and well-being. Contact us to schedule an appointment! After all, smiles should always be pain-free 🙂

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Teeth Whitening

Over the counter products, take home teeth whitening kits or in-office whitening are the 3 types of Teeth whitening. In-office whitening will provide the longest lasting result and greater depth (6 - 9 shades whiter). We use Opalesence Extra Boost exclusively in our office.


Bonding is used when a tooth has been chipped, damaged, misaligned or stained/ discoloured. A composite material is applied and molded to fit the form of the tooth. A
"bonding light" then dries and sets the material. Once this has been completed, we polish and smooth the material.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers provide the same function as bond­ing however they typically last longer. They are used for chipped, damaged, misaligned or discoloured teeth. The veneers are made of a very thin shell of porce­lain that is bonded to the front of the teeth. Once applied it becomes very hard and durable. They resist stains and look very natural. This is a short pro­cedure usually requiring only two appointments.


Bleaching is a very effective treatment for stained or discoloured teeth. A per­oxide solution is applied, stimulated by heat or heat combined with light. Once the solution has been rinsed the teeth have been lightened. This procedure generally needs to be touched up each year. 

Gum Tissue Contouring

Gum tissue contouring, also known as gum reshaping or gum sculpting, is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves shaping and restructuring the gum line to enhance the aesthetics of the smile. This procedure is commonly performed to address issues such as a gummy smile (excessive gum display) or an uneven gum line.

White Fillings

Tooth-colored white fillings, also known as composite resin fillings, offer several advantages compared to traditional amalgam (silver/grey/mercury) fillings, as they are made to match the natural appearance and color of your teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing result, especially for visible teeth.