Fever Blisters 

Fever Blisters also known as cold sores or oral herpes can be a nuisance. These painful blisters can last anywhere from 10 to 14 days and in some even longer. Fever blisters occur rapidly in some and less frequently in others and there’s really no permanent cure. Luckily there is several things you can do to help shorten the length and make them less painful 

  • Medication such as Valtrex 
  • Topical medication like Abreva 
  • Zinc 
  • Witch hazel 
  • Ice 
  • L-lysine 

And several other home remedies. It is important to let your dentist know if you are prone to fever blisters because dental procedures can cause breakouts to occur. Other causes can be 

  • Depression 
  • Injury or trauma 
  • Illness 
  • Pregnancy 

And many other reasons. Like mouth ulcers and other mouth sores, fever blisters can be frustrating and embarrassing. Be sure and let your dentist know if you are prone to fever blisters so he can be sure and either split up your sessions or make sure you are taking medication to help prevent them. If you have a fever blister you will want to refrain from picking at it to prevent scarring and to prevent spreading the virus. Fever blisters also known as the herpes simplex or HSV-1 have recently been found to possibly be inherited genetically. Fever blisters are also very contagious so make sure and wash your hands frequently and no sharing straws or drinks when you have a breakout. 

Dental Procedures 

Long dental procedures such as dental cleanings, non-surgical root canals and others can bring on cold sores so make sure you are taking preventative medication or using a topical cream to prevent a break out. The ADA suggest that you come in for a dental cleaning every 6 months to ensure healthy teeth and gums. Usually dental cleanings are fairly quick and you won’t run the risk of fever blisters. More lengthy procedures such as dental crowns, dental inlays, and bonding can take a bit longer so they could possibly trigger an outbreak. Metal braces can also be a huge trigger so talk to your dentist at Reese Dental at Lake Country about clear braces to see how you can get the same great straight teeth with less damage to your mouth and less breakouts.  

Contact Reese Dental at Lake Country located at 8525 Boat Club RD in Fort Worth, TX today to schedule your next dental cleaning or procedure and see what makes Dr. Reese one of the preferred dentists in the area. We accept most Insurances and also accept Care Credit for those who need it. Please read our testimonials to see for yourself how great our practice is! We look forward to making your smile something you’re proud of.