Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive technique used for gum surgery, treating cavities, exposing wisdom teeth, and other oral health treatments. The process uses focused light beams that can alter and remove tissue. Laser dentistry can also be a great option for those who may face dental fear or anxiety because it is gentle and virtually painless.
Laser dentistry can be used to:
- Remove gum inflammation
- Remove tissue that causes sleep apnea
- Treat sores
- Treat root canal infections
- Regenerate damaged nerves
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
With laser dentistry:
- Gums are sterilized (decreases the risk of infection)
- Healing time is shortened
- Anesthesia may not be needed
- There is less damage done to gums
- Sutures are not needed
This cutting-edge general dental technology simplifies and improves dental procedures using light and different wavelengths. Traditional dental drills are slower and uncomfortable for patients. Laser dentistry reduces healing time and is less invasive than traditional removal methods.
Laser Dentistry Treatment
Our dentists use a diode laser for soft tissue treatments. We will coordinate care with a local specialist if you need another laser treatment.
Tongue and Lip Ties
Tongue-tie or frenulum restriction occurs when the tongue or lips are over-attached to the mouth by the frenulum. Using a laser, the frenulum is severed, releasing the tongue for a more natural range of motion.
Laser dentistry can be used to recontour the gum line for a more aesthetically pleasing smile. They push the gumline back exposing more of the tooth surface and can recontour gum lines without the need for stitches.
Mucoceles are small fluid-filled sacks that form inside the cheeks, the lower lip or on the roof or floor of the mouth. They are caused by a blocked salivary gland and can interfere with eating or speaking. The laser can clear the blocked or injured saliva duct and remove the mucocele.
Cold sores are a virus that manifests as small sores on the lips or inner cheeks. Patients with cold sores can be treated using diode lasers. The diode laser actually kills the virus that causes the cold sore in the area of the lesion. Patients can usually see results within just 24 hours after their laser treatment.
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