Laser Dentistry

Lasers deliver safe and and painless anti-microbial energy to decontaminate your teeth and gums. They are also an effective alternative to the conventional scalpel for common dental procedures.


Laser Dental Cleaning

We are constantly learning and striving to provide the latest technology in our office. As such, we have recently added a new procedure to your professional teeth cleaning to help keep your gums healthy.

Gum disease affects approximately 80% of adults and is a bacterial infection in the gums and teeth. Painless laser treatment decontaminates your teeth and gums to prevent gum disease, keep bacteria from spreading to other parts of your body, and keep bacteria from spreading to other parts of your mouth.

The laser decontamination process is painless and normally takes about 5-7 minutes. It is completely safe and healthy.

As we highly value this addition to be able to provide you the best care, we charge only a minimal amount for this procedure.


Laser Safety

Lasers are non-ionizing and not known to cause cancer. Laser-treated sites heal more quickly. Sometimes the treated area may become red and warm, but this is a healing reaction that involves an increase in circulation and removal of waste products.

Both the patient and the operator wear protective eyewear during laser procedures to protect against eye damage.


Laser Therapy

In addition to laser dental cleaning we use lasers to treat gum (periodontal) disease, cold sores, and tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) for our patients.

We also use lasers to perform gingivectomy and frenectomy procedures as described next. 


Laser Gingivectomy

By comfortably and gently re-contouring the gum line with a laser, we can often resolve uneven, overgrown, and excessive display of gums (gummy smiles). Watch the video to learn more about this procedure:

Soft Tissue Laser: Gingivectomy


Laser Frenectomy

We can often reduce gum recession and central tooth gap that is caused by a short labial frenum by performing a laser frenectomy. Watch the video to learn more about this procedure: 

Soft Tissue Laser: Frenectomy

 
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