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Dental Laser Therapy
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Laser therapy can be used for several different dental and oral conditions. We are a certified laser trained dental office and can help restore and repair any oral conditions.
Periodontal Laser Therapy
Periodontal laser therapy is used to treat periodontal (gum) disease. The laser treatment involves removing the plaque, which is a bacteria and spread of infection, to help your gums begin to repair their tissue. This also helps in ensuring the surrounding teeth are not affected and won’t be lost. Once the procedure is complete, you will need to schedule a follow up for approximately three to four months after the laser therapy. Also, it is important to abide by regular and consistent homecare to ensure your laser therapy is successful in treating the gum disease.
Cold sores, which are also known as fever blisters, are lesions that develop inside the mouth or on the lips and can be very painful and uncomfortable. They are also contagious so it is best to have them removed as soon as they develop. Since there is no cure to prevent them, by receiving laser therapy to remove your cold sore, you can see results in just one day and also be pain-free instantly. Although laser therapy is not a cure, it can help stop an outbreak in its tracks if it is caught in the early stages of developing. Thus, this will prevent you from developing several cold sores. As soon as you begin to see any signs of a cold sore forming you should see your dentist right away.
Lasers in Restoration
Laser therapy can also be used to repair teeth that have been lost to tooth decay. The lasers are able to remove the decay within and around teeth. The laser will prepare your mouth for the filling. Lasers can also be used to whiten and restore teeth that have yellowed or been stained from smoking or drinks such as coffee. It essentially speeds up the process by activating the whitening solution that is applied to your teeth.
Laser therapy is an amazing procedure when it comes to your oral care. Compared to traditional methods and techniques, it is much more comfortable and results in less bleeding and swelling. With proper home care, after receiving laser therapy your teeth and smile will feel much better.