Many people are surprised just how far the technology at their dentist’s office has advanced. For example, in a few of today’s modern dental offices, lasers have become common in many different forms of treatment. The technology can be utilized for some procedures that require trimming soft oral tissues as an alternative to the scalpel that’s traditionally used. For procedures that qualify for it, the specially calibrated diode laser offers a number of different benefits in the form of improved precision, greater comfort, and more esthetic overall results.
When we might suggest laser treatment
At our office, we may suggest using a soft-tissue diode dental laser for a number of different treatment options. For example, if you have a gummy smile, require a cosmetic gum lift, or need a crown-lengthening procedure, then the laser technology may help us perform your procedure without the need for sedation and little or no need for local anesthesia. You won’t be drowsy or experience lingering effects of anesthesia in your oral tissues following your treatment, and your procedure can take less time to complete. After a comprehensive examination of your teeth and oral tissues, we’ll help you determine if lasers might be the best option for your treatment.
The advantages of laser dentistry
The ability to perform several different soft-tissue treatments faster and more precisely is an important advantage of laser dentistry. However, high-tech laser treatment benefits your smile in several other important ways, too, such as:
- Reducing bleeding during your procedure
- Eliminating the need for sutures during healing
- Faster healing, with lower risk of complications
- Neutralizing oral bacteria (to lower risks of gum disease)
- And more
Combining lasers with other high-tech treatments
While laser treatment can help improve the quality of most soft-tissue procedures, many patients require more than just a single procedure to improve or restore their smiles. If you require a complete smile makeover, for example, then completing the gum lift or crown-lengthening part of it with the help of our laser can help improve the results of your overall treatment. For instance, after placing a dental crown or porcelain veneer, laser gum contouring can ensure that your gum line retains its even, symmetrical appearance. It can also help reduce your risks of developing gum disease by helping eradicate the harmful oral bacteria at the site of your treatment.
Learn if laser dentistry is a good option for you
With the help of our advanced diode laser, we may be able to make your dental treatment more comfortable and convenient. For more information, schedule a visit by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY, today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-1678.