Laser dentistry is an alternative to traditional gum treatment. For many people, the only thing worse than having their teeth worked on is having their gums worked on. That’s because many dentists still rely on blades to cut the gum tissue, which can be painful and cause bleeding. Laser dentistry can be fast, and significantly reduces discomfort and bleeding. It can also improve results in some types of treatment.
Advanced technology is one of the signatures of Deluxe Dental care. To learn how laser dentistry in Kuna can help you enjoy better care, please call (208) 922-1755 today for an appointment with a dentist.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Soft Tissues
Soft tissue lasers are used to treat tissues in your mouth other than the teeth and bones. This includes the gums, palate, tongue, and membranes in the mouth.
Soft tissue lasers allow for:
- Precise focus on treatment area
- Minimal tissue damage
- Reduced bleeding
- Less discomfort
- Faster recovery
Lasers can be focused precisely on the treatment area–they don’t have to be as wide as a blade. Because of this, they mean that we can confine damage to the treatment area–there isn’t much “collateral damage” as there would be from a scalpel.
With more focused treatment, you will see less bleeding and experience less discomfort. Lasers don’t cut the way scalpels do, they create burns that immediately seal off most tiny blood vessels in the area, which reduces bleeding. Focused treatment also reduces the recovery time.
Soft Tissue Laser Treatments
Soft tissue lasers are versatile tools that can be used for many treatments. Some of the common treatments that soft lasers are used for include:
- Gum disease treatment
- Gum recontouring
- Tongue tie/lip tie revision
- Dental implant procedures
- Gum conditioning for dentures
Gum disease is an infection of the space between your teeth and gums. If the infection is allowed to continue, it can contribute to poor overall health. Lasers can help gum disease treatment by improving comfort and killing some of the gum disease bacteria.
Even, scalloped gums are an important part of an attractive smile. If your gums are uneven, it can make your smile look crooked, even if your teeth are straight. In addition, some people have overgrown gums that make teeth look small. Lasers can help us recontour your gums for an attractive, balanced smile.
Tongue and lip tie can make it hard for kids to learn to eat properly and speak clearly. It can even affect jaw development. Removing the thin membrane that ties the lips or tongue can make it easier on kids–and adults.
Just like natural teeth, dental implants depend on proper gum shape to look attractive. Soft tissue lasers can help us achieve the best possible results for your implants.
Lasers can also help if you have overgrown gums that interfere with the fit or comfort of your dentures.
Learn about Laser Dentistry in Kuna
If you want to learn how you can benefit from laser dentistry in Kuna, please call (208) 922-1755 today for an appointment at Deluxe Dental.