Dentists have made use of the dental laser for over 50 years. It streamlines treatment procedures, making them more comfortable and efficient. The laser also accelerates the healing process, making it quicker and eliminating the need for stitches.
How Does the Dental Laser Work?
The laser combines heat and light to create precise incisions where your dentist would've used a scalpel in the past. In addition, the laser eliminates the infected tissue that results from periodontal disease without harming healthy tissue.
Because the laser sterilizes and cauterizes the treated area, there's typically minimal bleeding, no need for stitches, a decreased chance of developing an infection, and patients enjoy a quicker healing time.
How Do We Use the Laser for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Do you have a gummy smile? Maybe you feel like your teeth appear short and stubby?
Your Fishers dentist can use the laser for gum contouring, which removes excess gum tissue from around your teeth, revealing the beautiful smile you never knew you had.
Your dentist may also use the laser for teeth whitening procedures to help activate high-strength bleaching gel. Professional teeth whitening can eliminate tooth stains and discoloration and take years off your appearance.
Some patients can benefit from removing the connective tissue on the top or bottom of their mouth if it's causing problems with speech or orthodontic concerns. We can use the dental laser for frenectomies.
Leading-Edge Technology at Dentistry of Fishers
Dr. Jones invests in equipping our dental office with the latest technology for your comfort at Dentistry of Fishers. That includes the dental laser, 3-D imaging, digital impressions, and same-day dental crowns.
We know you'll appreciate the pleasant and comfortable experience that modern dental technology provides, and we look forward to taking care of you! Contact our Fishers, IN dental office today at (317) 773-1618 to book your next appointment.