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Soft Tissue Lasers In Dentistry

How can Soft Tissue Lasers be used in Dentistry?

What is a Soft Tissue Laser?

A soft tissue laser produces a highly focused laser light that can be used to manipulate soft tissues in the mouth. This soft tissue laser can make very small incisions when the beam is focused on the tissue. It can also be used for the cauterization of small blood vessels and lymphatics, therefore decreasing post-operative swelling and pain.

We use a diode laser for several restorative and cosmetic purposes at Dr Gary Kijanka. Some advantages for the patient include no bleeding, no pain, and quicker healing. Today, lasers are approved for safety by the Food and Drug Administration, and they have become much more prevalent and standard in dental offices across the country. Lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. This energy can be used to achieve accuracy and precision when shaping the gums, removing sores or excess gum tissue , and killing bacteria around the gums or during a root canal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Could I benefit from laser dentistry?
Possibly. Laser dentistry is generally not used in examinations and cleanings. A dental laser is often used by Dr. Jimmy Lutz to provide a better overall experience and recovery during routine dental procedures. Sometimes, the laser will be used to aid in a restorative procedure and other times for elective dental treatment. One example of an elective procedure where the dental laser is used is a cosmetic gingivectomy.

Laser Gum Surgery – What Is It? A modern surgery alternative to using more invasive tools, laser gum treatment, utilizes light energy to treat your oral health. Lasers can be used to eliminate bacteria and promote bone growth around your existing teeth. Laser dentistry can treat issues with your gums, such as hypersensitivity gum disease, and can even reshape your gums to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile.

The Benefits of Laser Gum Surgery The overall objective of laser gum treatment is to reverse the damage that bacteria has done to your gums so that you can retain a healthy mouth. Here are some other benefits of gum laser treatment.

Minimally Invasive

Lasers are great for patients with dental fear or anxiety because they are gentle. Laser treatment is far less invasive than other forms of gum surgery or treatment. In the past, if you were to visit your dentist for gum treatment or gum surgery, invasive instruments would have been used to slice into the gum tissue. That would result in stitches and a healing period. With lasers, your gums are never actually cut into. That is not only great for recovery time, but it also dramatically reduces the risk of infection and bleeding post-procedure.

Great for Gum Disease

When allowed to progress, gingivitis will turn into gum disease (periodontitis). That, in turn, will eventually lead to serious dental health complications, including tooth loss, when left untreated. Once you reach the advanced stages of gum disease, it used to be that very invasive treatment was required to save your teeth and reverse other damage. Laser treatment can now be used to change late-stage gum disease significantly. Lasers are great for eliminating bacteria that have settled into the deep pockets of your gums. These pockets form when gum disease develops, and a laser can easily remove these bacteria before they are allowed to cause more damage.

Enhances Your Smile

We all want a beautiful smile full of straight white teeth. It helps us feel more confident and is a real self-esteem boost. We do not even think about our gums’ role in our smiles for many. However, some can feel that they have “short” teeth or a “gummy” smile due to poor proportions of gum-to-tooth material. If you have ever thought that you have too much gum tissue, we have great news for you. Excess gum tissue can be removed, providing you with a balanced smile that you will love to show off. Laser gum treatment can also be used to contour the shape of your gums