In order to help our patients enjoy optimal oral health, we have a number of treatment options available. We also employ advanced technology, such as laser dentistry, to offer precision and accuracy when treating common oral health concerns. How do we treat oral health issues with dental lasers?
How Does a Soft Tissue Laser Work?
The laser employs a beam of highly concentrated light, which the dentist can use for a variety of dental procedures, including preventive, cosmetic, and even restorative. We’re proud to offer our patients treatment using advanced technology, which can offer a host of benefits over more traditional treatment options, such as scalpels and sutures.
What Issues Can You Address?
We can use them to treat canker sores, easing discomfort of these common but irritating ulcers. For patients with an uneven gum line, or an excessive amount of gingival tissue (also known as a gummy smile) we can use the lasers to gently and comfortably reshape the gum line or even remove excess tissue. These issues would otherwise make teeth appear uneven or too small. Fortunately, we can address the issue in a single visit in some cases.
For patients with periodontal disease, we can use the lasers to carefully remove the infected tissue. Doing so allows the healthy tissue to adhere to the teeth, closing periodontal pockets and allowing us to manage the disease and prevent the onset of periodontitis, the advanced stage often responsible for adult tooth loss.
What Benefits Do Dental Lasers Offer?
They are quiet and cauterize the treatment area, which significantly reduces the risk of bleeding and infection (and means no need for sutures). The lasers promote a faster healing period as well. We can also target treatment areas with much greater accuracy and precision. If you have any questions about dental lasers, then contact our team today.
Ready to Make an Appointment?
At Mai Dentistry, we have advanced technology to help you enjoy a healthier and more attractive smile. To learn more about our practice, or to schedule your next appointment, call our Garland, TX office today at (972) 530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.