Clean Smiles Dental Hygiene Clinic

Laser Dentistry

Treating and repairing with laser dentistry

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the term used when dentists or dental hygienists use lasers to treat oral issues. There are many procedures for which our professionals use lasers, including treating canker sores and cold sores, addressing periodontal and gum disease, removing overgrown tissue, and reshaping the gums.

Treatments Performed with Lasers

Treatment with Laser: At Clean Smiles Dental, we offer pain-free and safe laser treatment for cold sores. If you feel the tingling sensation signaling a cold sore’s onset, contact us for an appointment. Laser treatment for cold sores has no side effects, and in many cases, the sore doesn’t reappear in the treated area, offering relief to patients who frequently experience cold sores due to stress or other factors.

Canker Sore Treatment with Laser: We utilize lasers for non-invasive and pain-free treatment of canker sores, which can be very bothersome if left untreated.

Treatment of Gum Disease: At Clean Smiles Dental Hygiene Clinic, our hygienists use dental lasers to address periodontal and gum disease. The choice of laser treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s condition. Lasers help remove infected gum tissue, disinfect periodontal pockets, and stimulate healthy gum tissue regeneration.

Soft Tissue Procedures: Our dentists use lasers for soft tissue procedures in the mouth, such as gum reshaping, lesion or tumor removal, and cutting oral muscle attachments.

Tooth Preparation: Lasers aid in preparing teeth for fillings by removing decayed portions, sometimes serving as an alternative to traditional dental drills.

Keep in mind that laser dentistry isn’t suitable for all dental procedures. We’ll thoroughly examine your teeth and suggest the best treatment options based on your dental issues.

Is laser dentistry painful?

For many patients’ laser dentistry is less painful compared to traditional dental procedures. However, it entirely depends on the specific procedure being performed and the individual’s pain tolerance. In some cases, local anaesthesia is used to make sure that our patient’s comfort.

Types of lasers we use

  • Hard Tissue Lasers
  • Soft Tissue Lasers
Hard Tissues Lasers: These lasers have a wavelength that can cut through bone and water, specifically the calcium phosphate that’s present in your bones and your teeth. These lasers can precisely remove small parts of teeth for shaping purposes and for other procedure’s preparation. Soft Tissues Lasers: These lasers are perfect for cutting through soft tissue while simultaneously closing the exposed blood arteries. This explains why laser dentistry causes less bleeding during treatment and faster healing afterwards.

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