Laser technology has revolutionized the field of dentistry, helping our dental professionals provide precise, non-surgical treatment for a range of procedures. Our dentists and dental hygienists at Germantown Dental Group use the advanced Picasso™ Diode Laser to treat gum disease and many other conditions. Laser dentistry is virtually painless and can reduce the risk of bleeding, swelling, and infection. These techniques can also minimize healing and recovery time. Our dental team has been extensively trained in state-of-the-art laser procedures by some of the best educators in the field. We offer options that may not be available at many other dental practices in the area, as well as a level of skill that can enhance your experience in addition to your results.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
With laser dentistry, many common dental and periodontal problems can be resolved utilizing less invasive techniques than what has traditionally been required. Some of the potential benefits of laser techniques include:
- Reduced discomfort during and after treatment
- Less bleeding
- Less swelling after the procedure
- Faster healing process
A soft-tissue laser is able to seal nerve endings and blood vessels while the procedure is performed, which can ultimately result in quicker healing and virtually no pain in the targeted areas following the treatment. Laser technology has made it possible to perform many periodontal procedures in a much faster, more precise, and less invasive way, allowing for significantly less recovery time and a more comfortable experience.
What conditions can be treated with laser dentistry?
Germantown Dental Group utilizes laser therapies to effectively address a variety of conditions, including:
Laser techniques can be part of a deep cleaning to remove plaque and bacteria buildup within the gums and to create a firm seal between the gums and the teeth.
Excess/Asymmetrical Gum Tissue
A “gummy smile” or an imbalance between the gums and teeth can be addressed with laser dentistry to delicately reshape the gums for a more balanced appearance.
Lesions or Ulcers in the Mouth
In some cases, laser techniques can be used to treat certain kinds of canker sores and ulcers along the soft tissues.
What does the procedure involve?
During your initial oral exam and consultation, a member of our dental team will determine whether laser dentistry is the right approach for your needs. If so, a customized treatment plan will be developed that will involve laser therapy as part of the procedure. The precise details of how laser treatment is performed is dependent upon the condition that is being treated. For many soft-tissue laser treatments, a local anesthetic will be applied to the targeted areas, followed by application of the laser. In most cases, the laser should minimize or even eliminate the possibility of excessive bleeding, and the treatment should be virtually painless.
If you have questions about laser dentistry or other procedures available at our practice, please contact us today. We will be happy to address any concerns you may have, or assist you with scheduling an appointment here at Germantown Dental Group.