Laser Dentistry Procedures
Our team completes procedures more gently using a combination of laser technology, sedation, and our own practiced hands. Laser dentistry is particularly effective in treating conditions that involve diseased or inadequate soft tissues of the mouth. These include:
Gum Disease Treatment
We use a laser to eradicate bacteria and infection—gum disease—from beneath your gums and plaque or tartar (hardened plaque) buildup from your tooth roots. The laser instantly destroys the bacteria as it crosses the treatment area! If we catch your gum disease at an early enough stage, we can help you avoid more involved treatments such as osseous surgery.
You may not have heard of them, but you’re certainly familiar with your frenula. They’re those slim pieces of tissue that anchor your tongue to the bottom of your mouth and your upper lip to your upper gums. When these tissues are too short, they can cause you to experience difficulties with eating and speaking. We can usually give your tongue and lips full, natural freedom of movement by removing these restrictive tissues.
If you have untreatable infected gum tissue, the bacteria can spread to other parts of your gum tissue that are still healthy, requiring you to undergo more procedures. With a gingivectomy, we remove the untreatable section of your gums to help prevent the infection from spreading. Our laser technology enables us to treat a very precise area, leaving healthy tissue untouched!