Laser Dentistry.

LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) dentistry can be a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures. The potential for laser dentistry to improve dental procedures rests in the dentist's ability to control power output and the duration of exposure on the tissue (whether gum or tooth structure), allowing for treatment of a highly specific area of focus without damaging surrounding tissues.

It is estimated that 6 percent of general dentists own a laser for soft-tissue applications, and we are one of them to incorporate in our dental practice.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry.

Here are some of the major benefits associated with laser dentistry:
  • Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
  • Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
  • Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
  • Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
  • Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
  • Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.


Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Dentistry Procedures

  • Crown Lengthening.
  • Gummy Smile - Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
  • Soft Tissue Folds caused by ill-fitting dentures.
  • Smile improvements, i.e. gum sculpting that lengthens teeth due to oversized gingiva.
  • Gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, and other gum corrections.
  • Root canals using the innovative PIPS procedure (Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming).
  • Removal of oral lesions such as fibromas or papillomas, usually with topical anesthesia only.
  • Excisional and incisional biopsies.
  • Frenectomy ("tongue-tie" release, orthodontic or periodontal indications) without anesthesia or sutures.
  • Pediatric procedures. The lack of needles or drills is a huge plus for kids.
  • Nerve Regeneration.
  • Teeth Whitening.
  • Temporomandibular Joint Treatment.
  • Cold sore treatments.
  • Apthous Ulcer ("canker sore" ) treatments.
  • Treatment of minor mouth and gum irritations.


Hard Tissue (Tooth) Laser Dentistry Procedures.

  • Cavity Detector.
  • Dental Fillings/Tooth Preparation.
  • Tooth Sensitivity.


Other Laser Dentistry Applications

Lasers represent an innovative and more precise technology for specific hard and soft tissue applications. If you choose a Laser dentist, you may find that you feel more comfortable and less anxiety during your treatments.

 

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