We are proud to offer our patients Laser Therapy. Using the “name” Diode Laser, we are able to offer his patients a method that requires fewer shots, less anesthesia, thus reducing patient anxiety and providing a more relaxing overall dental experience.
What is Laser Therapy?
A laser is a high tech device that generates a tiny beam of very concentrated light. This beam of light brings energy into your mouth through a tiny fiber, to help remove areas of infection and remove gum disease around the teeth with great precision and accuracy.
The laser beam sterilizes the affected area and seals off blood vessels, which minimizes the chance of infection or bleeding. Patients are also much more comfortable during and after treatment with laser therapy. The need for local anesthetic is reduced but it is usually used to make sure that you feel absolutely nothing during the treatment.
What Procedures can be Performed?
At McKenzie Towne Family Dental our “Name” Laser is ideal for performing a majority of Gum Tissue Removal procedures. It also has the ability to desensitize “canker” sores, herpetic lesions, and other oral irritations. Although many of these treatments are completed with no, or only topical anesthetic, we often numb the area to ensure complete patient comfort.
- Surgical and Dental Procedures
- Gum Disease
- Upper and lower frenum removal
- Cosmetic Purposes
- Treating vascular lesions from oral tissue
- Lesion Removal
What are the Benefits of Laser Therapy?
This type of laser has many advantages for both patient and practitioner. Patients notice how quickly the gum tissues are treated and that little or no post-operative discomfort occurs.
- Promotes Faster Healing
- Reduced Risk of Infection
- Decreased Sensitivity
- Less Time in the Dental Chair
- Helps Reduce Anxiety
- Minimize bleeding and swelling
- Less Post-Treatment Discomfort
For our team at McKenzie Towne Family Dental, this laser is small, easy to use, and effective in treating the gum tissue without having to refer patients elsewhere. It is used in conjunction with other treatments so that multiple appointments are not necessary.