Laser dentistry is an exciting new branch of dental care. Lasers offer precision and comfort, and can be just as effective as traditional treatments. In some cases, the benefits are even greater than traditional methods, resulting in less bleeding, faster healing, and the use of fewer materials to get the same results.
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).
Some laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
Minimal blood loss due to the laser beam helping the exposed blood vessels to clot and coagulate.
Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
Precise control minimizes the damage to surrounding tissue.
Faster healing of wounds and bone and tissues can be regenerated.
Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Dentistry Procedures
Many laser dentistry procedures are performed on the gums. There are a range of different procedures available at Pro Health Dental, including:
Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure. This gives a stronger foundation for restorative work.
Gummy Smile: If the gums are too high on the teeth, a laser procedure can be used to reshape the gum line and exposing healthy tooth structure.
Muscle Attachment (Frenula): A restricted or tight frenulum can prevent proper breast feeding, restrict tongue movement, and cause speech impediments. Laser frenectomy is a simple treatment for this issue.
Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis): With the help of dental lasers, ill-fitting dentures can cause soft tissue folds that can be easily removed without the need of sutures.
Teeth Whitening: In-office whitening procedures often use a special low-intensity laser to make the treatment faster and more effective.