If you haven’t been in a dental practice recently, you may be surprised by some of the advancements. Dentists today are increasingly using technology that streamlines procedures, increases your comfort, and delivers better, more predictable long-term outcomes.
One example of technology that improves your all-around experience is laser dentistry. These are the same type of lasers that have been used for decades in medical procedures.
Since laser dentistry in Tucson, AZ is not invasive, today your dentist can perform certain procedures more efficiently and with fast recovery times and minimal bleeding. Some laser dental procedures are:
Treat Periodontal Disease
Traditional “cut and stitch” gum surgery can be painful and includes a long recovery process. Laser gum treatment removes dead and infected tissue but preserves healthy tissue to help speed healing. Laser gum treatment is less invasive, involves no sutures or incisions, causes minimal bleeding, offers faster post-op healing, and results in a minimal need for anesthesia.
Improve a “Gummy” Smile
A “gummy smile” refers to an excess of gum tissue that shows when you smile. Today, dental lasers are used to recontour your gums and improve the symmetry and harmony of your smile.
Remove Oral Growths
Cold sores and fever blisters can be painful, but your dentist can remove them comfortably using lasers. In the case of cold sores, it’s possible to minimize the risk for a further outbreak with repeated treatment in the same area.
Please Call Sabino Hills Family Dentistry
Dr. Michael Allen is pleased to offer laser dentistry to our patients in Tucson, AZ and would love to show you how we use it to improve your appearance and your oral health. Please call us to arrange an appointment so we can demonstrate how the technology works and how it can benefit you.