Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Pleasanton, CAIf you are interested in a new, fresh approach to dental care, consider laser dentistry. We use laser dentistry to treat our patients’ oral health concerns in a way that is comfortable and effective. We use safe, comfortable soft tissue treatment which reduces bleeding, swelling and seals blood vessels and nerve endings.
What Can Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Do For YouA laser is a small beam of intensely focused light. Laser therapy allows for precise control during soft tissue treatment. In addition, the lasers can perform several functions. In addition to removing tissue, they can also be used to reduce bleeding and swelling, seal blood vessels and seal nerve endings. There are many benefits to laser therapy instead of traditional surgical procedures. The diseased areas can be targeted accurately and precisely meaning less unnecessary pain. In fact, the amount of swelling, pain, and bleeding are greatly reduced due to the less invasive nurture of laser therapy. All of these factors result in a shorter healing and recovery time. Following are some of the most common applications for laser applications in dentistry:
- Soft Tissue Surgery. When done with laser instead of a scalpel, laser technology results in decreased post-operative pain.
- Periodontal Procedures. Lasers allow dentists to not only gain easier access to deeper calculus deposits, but they help the dentist target only damaged tissue which allows for better healing.
- Implant Recovery. Because soft-tissue modification around the implant can be done quickly using laser technology, it minimizes the trauma from the procedure if another method were used.
- Treating Aphthous Ulcers. These are more commonly known as canker sores – and if you’ve had one, you know they can be painful. Now, instead of just using topical treatment, dentists can use lasers to promote quick healing without the use of chemicals.
- Frenectomy. When a soft tissue laser is used for this procedure, there is often no need for anesthesia. An added bonus? Very little bleeding.
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Procedures that use Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
- Gingival Troughing for Crown Impressions; Gingivectomy & Gingivoplasty
- Gingival Incision & Excision; Hemostasis & Coagulation
- Excisional & Incisional Biopsies
- Soft-Tissue Crown Lengthening & Fibromal Removal
- Frenectomy & Frenotomy
- Implant Recovery & Exposure of Unerupted Teeth
- Incision & Drainage of Abscess
- Pulpotomy as an Adjunct to Root Canal Therapy & Reduction of Gingival Hypertrophy
- Operculectomy & Vestibuloplasty
- Leukoplakia & Oral Papillectomies
- Treatment of Canker Sores, Herpetic & Aphthous Ulcers of the Oral Mucosa
- Sulcular Debridement
- Laser Soft-Tissue Curettage
- Removal of Highly Inflamed Edematous Tissue Affected by Bacteria Penetration of the Pocket Lining & Junctional Epithelium
Cosmetic Dentistry Terminology
- An allograft is a graft of tissue from a donor within the same species as the patient that is not a genetic relative.
- Alveolar Ridge
- The alveolar ridge is the bony ridge for one of the jaw ridges located on the roof of the mouth or on the bottom of the mouth.
- An autograft is a graft of tissue from one portion of an individual’s body to another.
- Bleachorexia is when people continue to abuse teeth whitening solutions without consulting professionals, causing significant damage to their enamel and gums in the process.
- Cap Splint
- A cap splint is a plastic or metallic device that professionals may use to treat mandible or maxillary fractures and cover crowns of teeth.
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.
- Crown Lengthening
- Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that increases the extent of a tooth structure for restorative or esthetic purposes.
- Dental Crown
- A crown is an artificial tooth, usually consisting of porcelain, which covers the top of the implant to provide people with an aesthetically pleasing and fully-functional tooth.
- Dentin Hypersensitivity
- Dentin hypersensitivity is when the enamel wears down on the tooth enough that the dentin faces exposure and will cause great levels of pain when a person applies pressure to the tooth or drinks hot/cold beverages.
- A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
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