We believe in providing patients with the latest treatment options and advanced technology. In order to address general, cosmetic, and restorative issues, we can use laser technology. How do we employ dental lasers? What should a patient expect from treatment using laser dentistry? Can anyone benefit from this advanced technology?
How Does The Dental Laser Work?
The laser employs a highly concentrated beam of light to perform a variety of cosmetic, restorative, and general treatments. We can perform soft tissue procedures without the use of scalpels, which means greater precision and accuracy and a faster procedure. The lasers also cauterize the area, which greatly reduces the chances of infection and bleeding afterward. There is little risk of damaging any tissue around the treatment area and patients can also enjoy a quicker healing time and no need for sutures. The treatment offers a number of benefits over more traditional methods, such as scalpels and sutures.
What Smile Issues Can You Address?
We can use the procedure for cosmetic issues, such as “gummy smile.” This means that excessive gingival tissue has caused the teeth to appear small or uneven. We can remove excess tissue and reshape the gum line. We can also treat cold sores and perform childhood frenectomies. We can help patients with advanced cases of gum disease by removing infected tissue and allowing healthy tissue to once again attach to the teeth, which closes periodontal pockets and reduces the risk of periodontitis, the advanced stage often responsible for adult tooth loss. As you can see, we can use this advanced treatment option to help ensure patients enjoy a comfortable treatment experience and a faster, more enjoyable healing period. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you want to discuss undergoing a treatment for a gummy smile or cold sores, then contact our team today.
Would You Like to Learn More About Dental Lasers?
Dr. Lawson and our team can provide advanced technology to help improve the health of your smile! To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.