Modern Dentistry Done Right
Laser technology has been used in the dental industry since the 1960’s. A very focused and precise beam of laser energy can be used to clear out unwanted or diseased gum tissue. Laser technology offers many benefits, including quick recovery times and lower amounts of pain associated with treatment.
Hard Tissue Treatments
Laser technology can be used to detect cavities. Detecting cavities early can help prevent worsening tooth decay and further dental issues. Lasers can help with dental fillings and can even eliminate the need for a drill. They can be used to effectively remove bacteria growing in the mouth and help with the overall long-term health of teeth. Lasers can also help with tooth sensitivity and can be used to seal tubules in the root of the tooth. This can help your teeth better withstand both heat and cold.
Soft Tissue Procedures
When a person has a “gummy smile”, it means they have excessive gingival tissue. This can happen over time for a variety of reasons, but especially when the gums become swollen and inflamed. Laser technology is one of the most effective treatment methods to reshape gum tissue. They can also help to remove excess skin in the mouth when it makes talking difficult. This is known as a frenectomy, and can significantly remove speech and oral mobility.
There are many benefits to using laser technology for oral procedures. Some of these include:
No Stitches – Dental procedures done with a dental laser on the soft tissue will not require the patient to get stitches.
Faster Healing– When dental lasers are used, wounds heal faster and tissue can easily regenerate.
No Anesthesia – Dental procedures performed with lasers do not require the use of anesthesia because they are generally painless
Minimal Bleeding – Because dental lasers utilize a high-energy beam of light, they help to stimulate the clotting process and minimize bleeding associated with dental procedures.
Minimized Bacterial Infection– Laser technology helps to minimize the amount of bacteria present in the mouth and cut down on the overall risk of bacterial infection.
Cold sores-also known as fever blisters-are generally found on the lips and mouth. They can also appear elsewhere on the body including the cheeks, fingers, and nose.
A frenectomy is a minor surgical procedure which involves removing a flap of tissue that connects soft tissue within the mouth.
In some individuals, not enough of their teeth are exposed above the gum line. This prevents a tooth from being able to support a crown or even a filling.