Laser dentistry is one of the most exciting areas of modern dentistry. Lasers may be used on soft tissues to reshape healthy gum tissues, remove diseased gum tissue, decontaminate the bacteria from pockets associated with gum disease, and treat mouth sores. They can also quickly and painlessly correct structural abnormalities such as lip and tongue ties.
The benefits of laser dentistry include:
Very precise and tissue friendly
Gentle, quiet and virtually painless
Minimal bleeding and swelling
The healing process is very rapid
Risk of infection is nearly nonexistent because of the thorough decontamination by laser
With all of the new research linking the health of the gums to overall health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and dementia, it has never been more important to maintain a healthy mouth. Our doctors and hygienists have been trained in all aspects of the oral-systemic connections and will teach you about the new information and techniques to improve your dental health. We are one of the first dental practices in the region to test for the bacteria that cause gum infections and we will create a personalized plan to help you prevent gum infections and improve your overall health.
Laser Gum Surgery
If you have a more advanced form of gum disease, laser gum surgery is an extremely effective approach that results in rapid healing and minimal discomfort. Because the laser disinfects the surgical site so thoroughly, healing is rapid and infections extremely rare. There are no sutures because the laser seals treated areas immediately. By replacing the scalpel with the laser the results have never been easier, cleaner, quicker, or more effective.
Cosmetic Laser Treatments
The laser can be used to improve the appearance of the teeth and prominent tissue can be re-contoured and shaped. Teeth that appear very "short" due to gum position can be lengthened.
Two of the more dramatic and impactful uses for the laser include the reduction of lip and tongue ties. This can be seen in infancy and result in significant eating and speech problems. In adults lip, ties can make it difficult to wear a denture. Read more about these procedures HERE>>>