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At our dental office, we offer state-of-the-art restorative and cosmetic laser dentistry for our patients’ comfort and to ease their apprehension. Lasers, which often replace analog drills and scalpels, deliver a narrowly focused beam of light which our dentists use to treat a variety of dental conditions. We believe you may prefer non-invasive dental care, which can reduce or eliminate the need for a local anesthetic. We’re proud incorporate lasers into our practice because they offer many benefits for our patients. If you would like to learn more, please call our office or continue reading.
What Is a Dental Laser Treatment?
Our dentists use precision instruments at different wavelengths depending on whether they are targeting soft tissue, such as gum tissue, or hard tissue, such as a tooth. Lasers are safe; during treatments with lasers, you’ll wear protective glasses. Focused light beams can:
- Remove decay
- Treat canker sores
- Treat gum disease
- Reshape gums
- Treat infections
- Help whiten teeth faster
Laser dental care is virtually painless, plus the laser helps minimize bleeding and the need for stitches in certain cases. While you shouldn’t feel any pain, you may feel a warm tingling sensation that is harmless. Please call our office to arrange an appointment with one of our laser dentists. We will answer any questions you have and determine your suitability for treatment with lasers.
What Is Laser Periodontal Therapy?
We utilize lasers to make a deep dental cleaning, or scaling and root planing procedure, a less-invasive, more comfortable treatment for periodontal disease. Patients have a shorter treatment time and leave the office without the swollen gums associated with traditional deep cleanings. There’s virtually no pain associated with lasers so patients rarely need local anesthesia. When dentists use lasers during periodontal therapy, patients also experience less bleeding during the procedure.
What Are Oral Health Treatments Using Lasers?
Lasers are very versatile; we also offer the following procedures:
- Frenectomy surgeries, or tongue-tied release, to allow greater tongue movement for easier speech
- Temporomandibular joint treatment to ease swelling
- Benign tumor removal
If you’re interested in oral treatments incorporating lasers, please call our office and request a consultation. Benefits you will enjoy include a reduced risk of infection, faster healing, less discomfort and reduced bleeding.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Teeth Whitening?
Our dentists use lasers for whitening your teeth because you’ll experience a faster treatment time and no post-treatment sensitivity. Dental lasers will give you bright, white teeth which will have you smiling. If you’ve avoided having an in-office teeth whitening treatment because you’re typically pressed for time, please call our office and request a consultation.
What Is Laser Gum Surgery?
Lasers are an effective, safe alternative to a scalpel for many patients. Gum surgery, such as crown lengthening, is easier when your dentist can remove gum tissue painlessly. You may not need anesthesia when you have a gummy smile correction or if you need crown lengthening to accommodate restorations. Surgery with lasers is virtually painless, so it is ideal for apprehensive patients.
What Is Laser Teeth Cleaning?
When one of our dentists cleans your teeth with a laser, it’s faster, safe and there is no annoying scraping. Additionally, swelling, pain and bleeding are minimal and your gums heal faster.
If you’ve avoided having your teeth cleaned because you’re uncomfortable with the scraping sounds, call us make an appointment for a more comfortable procedure.
How Do Laser Fillings Work?
Our dentists can use a laser to remove decay conservatively; the precision accuracy of lasers allows our dentists to leave more of the healthy tooth intact. When more healthy tooth structure remains, the laser cavity filling is smaller, and the tooth is stronger. Dentists also use lasers to harden a filling. Please contact our office you believe you have a cavity and would like to see a dentist skilled at using lasers.
What Is Laser Dentistry for Cavities?
A dentist who can remove decay with a laser to fill a cavity is ideal for patients who don’t like needles or the sound of a drill. Laser instruments make getting rid of decay virtually painless; there’s usually no need for a local anesthetic. Patients with dental anxiety find it much easier to have a cavity filled without listening to a drill. Unfortunately, our dentists cannot use lasers to prepare teeth for fillings if there is an existing metal filling in the tooth, or the cavity is between two teeth.
If you’re looking for a dentist with experience using laser instruments, call our office to schedule an appointment. We pride ourselves on offering state-of-the-art dental care to our patients.