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Laser Dentistry

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At Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry, we endeavor to always stay at the vanguard of advanced dentistry techniques. After all, this is the only way to ensure our patients are receiving the best, most effective treatment for their dental issues at all times. One of the greatest advantages to our practice is our use of laser dentistry to make procedures less invasive, provide increased patient comfort, and even speed up healing!


Before 1989, when the technology was first approved for use in dentistry, patients could only expect cold, hard metal implements during their dental appointments. Now, with lasers, the discomfort of having metal in your mouth is no longer a factor. The benefits don’t stop there! Laser dentistry is the least traumatic and invasive way to remove or reshape the soft tissues in your mouth.

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How Does Laser Dentistry Work?

LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, and that definition perfectly describes its role in dentistry. By producing high-energy light with a specialized tool and focusing it into a narrow beam, we can produce a reaction upon contact with the tissue. This allows us to remove, sever, or shift tissue without having to make incisions with a metal tool.

Due to this, the patient suffers less trauma to the surrounding areas, heals faster due to the thinness of the incision, and has an overall more comfortable experience while in the chair. But, what procedures include the option for laser dentistry?

Like many branches of dentistry, laser dentistry covers a wide range of services. Laser treatments include things like gum contouring, canker sore treatment, and frenectomies. Whatever your dental issue is, the chance is high that laser dentistry can make treatment a smoother, less uncomfortable, more efficient process.

Treatments

Frenectomy Treatment

Laser dentistry can help with tongue ties and or lip ties via a frenectomy. The surgeon modifies or cuts the frenulum, a band of connective tissue that bridges both your lips to your gums and your tongue to the roof of your mouth. This allows for more mobility and prevents rare speech and eating problems that can arise when this band is too short or tight. Due to the advent of lasers, tongue tie surgery is more focused and targeted than ever before. The lack of scalpels or incissions ensures a comfortable process, quicker healing, and consistent aesthetic results. Even if the patient is an infant, and cannot breastfeed due to a tongue-tie, our practice can help!

A Crucial Step in Gum Disease Treatment

If you suffer from periodontal disease, part of your treatment can include laser technology. Your dental team makes use of a laser to gain access to and remove any inflamed gum tissue in the problem area. Lasers are also used to remove tartar and plaque build-up. These are both crucial steps in the early stages of gum disease treatment, before the dentist transitions to metal tools to fully clean the area.

Canker Sore Treatment

Precision, focused laser treatment is an excellent option for ridding yourself of canker or cold sores. The laser’s energy destroys any viral infections that might be causing your soreness, quickly and with almost zero discomfort. Then, we can use laser light to stimulate and dry the area, which promotes healing. Even better; since the nerve endings are immediately sealed, pain relief is quick and permanent.

Gum Contouring

With the use of lasers, we can reshape and correct the gums. This can help get rid of any of the symptoms of a “gummy smile,” creating an even and consistent gum line. Though not an entirely new procedure, it has been traditionally associated with invasive scalpels and pain. However, with laser dentistry, the procedure is virtually pain-free. Healing is also accelerated, making your quest for the perfect gum line a much less stressful mission.

Benefits Of

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry from Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry can provide a host of benefits to your dental journey.

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Increased Speed

Due to the instant cutting power of lasers, your procedure will be over in a breeze.

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Precise Results

Lasers cover a smaller, more targeted area than normal dentistry tools. This provides a more consistent cosmetic result.

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Decreased Risk of Infection

Due to the minor amount of trauma associated with laser dentistry, the area will heal faster and be less prone to infections.

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Quicker Overall Healing

As previously mentioned, procedures associated with laser dentistry heal much faster than their traditional counterparts.

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Unprecedented Comfort

In stark contrast with the invasive metal scalpels used for decades, the use of lasers ensures diminutive incisions and a pain-free procedure.

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Increased Confidence

Laser techniques like gum contouring and periodontal treatment are hassle-free, which means a more consistent smile is only a few appointments away. This can do wonders for your confidence and social life.

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Reduced Bleeding

In terms of controlling bleeding, lasers beat scalpels any day of the week! Since the nerve endings are immediately sealed during the process and the incisions are kept to a minimum size, you can expect significantly less bleeding than you would see during a standard procedure.

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If you keep putting off dental appointments due to a fear of scalpels, metal implements, or discomfort, it’s time to stop! Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry specializes in laser dentistry and other top-of-the-line tech options. We can help with your pain management and comfort. If you are still hesitant, consider our sedation options as well. Our team of dedicated professionals is ready to make your appointment a memorable experience!

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