Laser dentistry can benefit you if you put off receiving the dental care you need because you can’t afford the downtime, don’t want stitches, or are just afraid of going to the dentist. We can complete many procedures with lasers in the developing field of dentistry, depending on your specific needs. Many dental treatments can be carried out with high precision, few complications, and little discomfort thanks to lasers. Our experts, Drs. Bell, Hornsby, Spaeth, Biede, and Hiremath, use the most recent technology to provide patients with more comfortable dental care. If you are interested in laser therapy in Tucson, AZ, come to Dental Excellence.
What is Laser Therapy
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The diode laser is one of the advanced forms of laser surgery that aids in clearing some of the major dental issues. There are two dental lasers: Hard Tissue Laser and Soft Tissue Laser.
Hard Tissue Laser: Bone and teeth can be precisely sliced using hard-tissue lasers. They frequently replace dental fillings, remove a tiny amount of tooth material, and shape teeth for composite bonding.
Soft Tissue Laser: Bacteria can be killed by soft tissue lasers, which can also stimulate tissue regeneration. Periodontists frequently employ them in operations to treat the gums.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
At Dental Excellence, we choose to use lasers whenever possible to provide our patients with several significant benefits:
- Minimal or no need for anesthetic
- Little or no bleeding
- Faster treatment time
- Reduction in bacterial infections
- Reduced risk of complications
- Less patient anxiety
- Less postoperative pain and swelling
- Less damage to surrounding tissue
- Reduced need for medications or antibiotics after treatment
Laser Therapy Treatments
Today’s dental lasers are adaptable enough for a wide range of procedures and enable us to carry out highly targeted treatments with high accuracy. We can employ guided laser technology to target only the problematic regions while preserving healthy tissue, whether you need gum disease treatment or a frenectomy.
When periodontal disease is present, we can use a soft tissue laser to safely remove the diseased tissues from your gum pocket linings without harming the healthy tissues nearby. We can also use the laser to remove any lingering soft biofilm or calcified bacterial deposits that cause gum infections.
The tooth would have to be prepared for a filling with a drill before introducing laser dentistry. Nowadays, lasers can fully replace the need for anesthesia and drilling. Additionally, lasers effectively eliminate oral germs at the treatment site. Further, as it is the most accurate method of filling a cavity, less healthy tooth tissue must be removed than when using a drill.
Gums and other soft tissue are carefully sculpted using lasers to produce a more even smile. For instance, some people have gums covering their teeth excessively, sometimes referred to as a gummy smile or short teeth. To fix this, we sculpt a more realistic-looking gum line using laser gum recontouring. The tooth appears more extended, and your smile has fewer visible gums as extra tissue is eliminated.
To improve range of motion, the frenum, a band of fibrous tissue behind the tongue or top lip, is released during a frenectomy treatment. The majority of the time, a quick procedure with our soft tissue laser may resolve these problems. Laser loosening the tongue can enhance speaking and feeding habits in infants, children, and adults.
Laser therapy is a more productive technique to treat cold sores. When a cold sore feels tingling or itchy or starts to turn into a crust, it is best to treat it right away. Laser treatment could stop the cold sore from ever developing or coming back.
Laser Therapy in Tucson, AZ
Since using a laser is safer than using a traditional way of treatment, notably in dentistry, we can use it for various surgical procedures. Talk to Drs. Bell, Hornsby, Spaeth, Biede, Hiremath, and the staff at Dental Excellence if you’re interested in laser dentistry in Tucson, Arizona.