Laser dentistry is the latest advancement in dental technology, treating a wide range of dental and cosmetic problems from cavities to gum disease. The lasers we use at our practice are an alternative to the common hand-held scalpel, drills, or other tools. These lasers direct an invisible energy beam onto problem areas and allow us to efficiently treat decayed teeth, enamel, and gums. The benefit of laser dentistry is that they minimize the pain most often associated with dental procedures, meaning more comfort to our patients. Clinical studies show that approximately 96% of all patients require no anesthesia when lasers are being used during dental treatments. Dental lasers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are safe for both adults and children.
Soft Tissue Laser
Soft tissue lasers are used to safely remove soft tissue, such as excess gum tissue. The soft tissue laser can also be employed to destroy bacteria in gum pockets, which prevents infection and allows the tissue to return to a healthy state. The soft tissue laser enables the dentist to treat our patients with extreme accuracy and eliminates the need for most stitches.
What Is Laser Dentistry?
A dental laser is a small beam of incredibly focused light. This light offers precision control during dental procedures. The tissues inside of your mouth are incredibly delicate and soft, needing the most precise treatment when being operated on. Lasers have been used in dentistry for years and are a minimally invasive way to receive the dental treatment that you need at the lowest pain level possible.
Here are just a few of the treatments that soft tissue lasers are applied to in dentistry:
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Periodontal Procedures
- Implant Recovery
- Aphthous Ulcers
The Gulf Coast Dental Difference
Without a precise laser being used by a professional dentist, you run the risk of increased bleeding, and swelling as well as damaged nerve endings in your mouth. Don’t go to just anyone for your dental needs, especially when it comes to the soft tissues in your mouth. Call on Gulf Coast Dental today!