Lasers are still relatively new in dentistry, but we have been using these for over 10 years. Using a laser for certain treatments can have a number of benefits for you by providing faster healing times, reducing the risks of infection, create less bleeding and also less post treatment pain.
The laser generates a beam of concentrated light bringing energy into your mouth to help remove areas of infection as it destroys many bacteria and viruses found in the mouth. Most surgeries inside your mouth can be carried out using a laser as it has the benefit of minimising bleeding and pain during and after the procedure. Traditional scalpel and sutures cause more tissue injury, pain, swelling and bleeding.
The appearance of your smile can be improved by contouring or shaping your gums using a laser. We safely remove excess gum tissue that may give you a ‘gummy’ smile, or make your front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.
We use our laser to remove debris and bacteria between your teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession and even loss of teeth. The laser is highly effective at killing bacteria and may even stimulate gum tissue growth.
If you suffer from cold sores or ulcers, then by using a laser’s energy to minimise any sores developing and increasing the blood circulation. This helps improve healing in the area allowing the ulcers and the sores to heal more quickly than they would do otherwise.
If you have sensitive teeth, then a 20-minute procedure per tooth with a laser provides an effective solution with no local anaesthesia. Although this is not a permanent treatment for sensitive teeth, it should be noted that if further recession occurs in those areas, then they could become sensitive again.
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