Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA
What are you looking for in a healthcare provider? The best practitioners, no matter their field, combine technical expertise, profound educational knowledge, and compassion to provide the highest level of care possible. In the field of dentistry, laser technology has evolved into one of the most significant breakthroughs in recent years. During the past 20 years, laser dentistry actually has become quite common, making dental care more pleasant for patients while also improving efficiency and workflow for practice owners. Let’s learn more about how your Poway dentist Dr. Nicol Cook uses laser dentistry to provide the highest quality of service.
Lasers are versatile
Modern dental lasers can be used in an assortment of different applications and treatment situations. At Smiles by Dr. Cook, we can use lasers in an array of treatments including cosmetic gum surgery, as a means of treating gum disease, removing the soft tissue folds that form due to poorly fitting dentures, for crown lengthening, excising a benign tumor, a frenectomy, treating for cold sores, or removing oral lesions.
Lasers make it easier to treat gum disease
Did you know gum disease is one of the most widespread chronic diseases in the United States? It affects approximately half of all American adults over the age of 30, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By using our precise dental laser, we can remove infected gum tissue in a fraction of the time as compared to traditional gum surgery, and do so with less bleeding, pain, or infection.
Lasers are precise and minimally invasive
Our lasers are capable of making incisions that are mere nanometers deep, allowing a measure of control that is superior to any procedure performed by hand—even if it’s being done by the most skilled oral surgeon in the world. This also means any laser procedure can be completed with minimal damage to any surrounding healthy tissue. Using a diode laser also speeds the process of any soft tissue surgery. The need for local anesthetic is reduced, as is the risk of infection because the laser automatically cauterizes as it works.
Laser procedures have a faster recovery time
Many people get nervous or stressed about dental work. Even if you’re not one of these individuals, the last thing anyone wants is to endure a prolonged recovery time after an intensive dental procedure. Bleeding also is minimal, because the high-energy light in the laser quickens the coagulation of any exposed blood vessels. Because laser dentistry involves minimal swelling and bleeding, this also hastens the healing process, allowing you to get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Laser Dentistry in Poway
Offering laser dentistry is just one of the ways that Smiles by Dr. Cook strives to provide the highest level of comfortable care to our patients. To learn more about our procedures or arrange a tour of our facility, please contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today or call (858) 673-0141. Dr. Cook would love to meet with you to discuss your smile needs and devise an individualized treatment plan to address all of your dental health needs. We welcome patients of Poway and Rancho Bernardo, California.