Dental Laser Treatments
Laser dentistry refers to any dental procedures that involve the use of a laser. We use dental lasers to perform procedures that require soft tissue surgery. For example: removing soft tissue growths, biopsies, frenectomies (removing lip tie or tongue tie), to slope gums for esthetic smiles, as well as healing cold sores. Lasers are also used to help with treatment of gum disease.
ADVANTAGES OF LASER DENTISTRY INCLUDE:
- Minimal or no anesthesia
- Minimal bleeding
- Controlled swelling
- Reduced postoperative infection/discomfort
- Reduced appointment time
- Less pain
- A more sterile environment (dental laser kills bacteria)
- For the treatment of canker sore and herpes lesions, the laser can actually decrease the pain experienced by these sores
However keep in mind that the use of a laser may not be the appropriate for all procedures. Your dentist can determine which treatment will work best for you.