Poway and San Diego, CA
“Laser” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The Laser radiation is a non-ionizing radiation (non damaging to cellular DNA), so it’s not damaging to the patient. The Laser produces a very focused beam of concentrated laser energy that is used to treat a wide variety of dental problems. The laser sterilizes (kills bacteria) and coagulates blood vessels at same time, reducing the opportunity for infection, reducing the healing time and bio-stimulating the tissues.
Having gum surgery without the need for needles and no bleeding
or stitches, being able to eat, drink and talk right after surgery with no
discomfort; an instrument that sterilizes as it heals….
That’s what lasers do!
Here are some of the major benefits associated with laser dentistry:
- Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
- Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
- Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
- Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
- Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
- Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.
Laser Lip Cosmetic Surgery (Hemangioma Laser Removal)
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Procedures
- Cosmetic Laser Gum Surgery: With the soft tissue diode laser we can perform plastic surgery of the Smile. Dental lasers can recontour and reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
- Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy: The soft tissue diode laser kills bacteria and selectively targets and removes only the diseased soft tissue lining of the periodontal pockets . Healing time and post operative discomfort can be significantly reduced over the traditional surgical methods.
- Laser Bacterial Decontamination: We use a the soft tissue Laser to treat gum disease (Periodontal Disease). Because the diode laser’s high-energy beam kills bacteria, it is used to decontaminated and sterilize the periodontal pockets during routine hygiene appointments.
- Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthier tooth structure. Referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a longer and stronger foundation for the placement of crown restorations.
- Muscle Attachment (Frenum removal): A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum) with limited tongue movement. A laser frenectomy may also help to eliminate speech impediments.
- Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis): Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.
- Removal of Benign Tumors: The laser may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of benign tumors from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.
- Removal of Oral Lesions: The soft tissue diode laser is used to perform soft-tissue surgery, removing oral lesions such as herpetic lesions, aphtous ulcers, fibromas, papilomas, hemangiomas, etc, from the soft tissues of the mouth.
- Treatment of Cold Sores: The low intensity dental laser can reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time.