Laser dentistry can be a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures. Dental lasers emit light that deliver quick pulses of heat energy to the treatment area.
Laser Dentistry Procedures
- Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure. Referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations.
- Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
- Muscle Attachment (Frenula): A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum) and babies unable to breast feed adequately due to limited tongue movement. A laser frenectomy may also help to eliminate speech impediments.
- Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis): Dental lasers may be used for painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.
- Pericoronitis: Dental lasers can be used for painless removal of the infected and swollen gum tissue, which is frequently seen around the third molars.