Laser Dentistry in Swanton, OH
For several decades now, laser technology has drastically improved the success of various medical procedures, including several dental treatments. In dentistry, lasers can replace traditional dental tools (e.g., scalpel and drill) in a number of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services for less invasive and precise treatment.
Dental Health Associates is committed to providing you and your family with quality dental care. Our dentists are expertly trained and experienced in utilizing the latest dental technology in order to consistently deliver exceptional dental care. With laser technology, we can perform a variety of dental treatments safer and faster than ever before, while providing for increased comfort.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry offers a number of benefits. First, lasers can cut and reshape tissue without touching the surrounding tissue. This leads to more precise outcomes and a decreased risk of complications during and after treatment. Lasers seal blood vessels and nerve endings during surgical procedures, which minimizes swelling, bleeding and infection. In many cases, laser dentistry reduces or completely eliminates the need for sutures, stitches and anesthesia. The precision of the laser also leads to faster healing.
Last but not least, laser dentistry makes treatment more comfortable, which is a tremendous benefit for patients who are anxious or nervous about receiving dental care. Laser dentistry eliminates the sound and pressure of dental drills and scalpels. This allows patients to sit back and relax while our team completes treatment.
Laser Dentistry Treatments
At Dental Health Associates, we use lasers for the following:
Dental fillings. The laser we use can kill bacteria found in cavities, which may lead to longer-lasting dental restorations.
Cold sores. Laser technology allows us to treat cold cores in a precise and quick manner that leads to faster healing.
Crown lengthening. This procedure involves reshaping gum tissue and bone to expose healthy tooth structure that will provide stability and support for dental restorations (e.g., dental crowns, bridges).
Oral cancer biopsy. If a suspicious tissue is detected, we will use the laser to perform a biopsy that will be sent to a dental laboratory for diagnosis.
Periodontal care. Laser gum therapy involves eliminating gum pockets that have become infected.
Gum recontouring. If your gum-to-tooth ratio is so high that it makes your smile appear too “gummy,” we can use the laser to eliminate excess gum tissue. This creates a more balanced smile.
When performed by a qualified dentist, laser dentistry can provide safe and long-lasting results. At Dental Health Associates, our team has undergone extensive education and training to provide safe and effective results with laser dentistry.
To learn more about the laser systems we use or the treatments we incorporate lasers in, please contact Dental Health Associates today.