Whether it’s gum disease, gum surgery, canker sores, or anything in between, laser dentistry in SW Calgary can help with your dental health issues. A modern oral care procedure, laser dentistry uses a laser to remove or alter small amounts of tissue. At Lakeview Dental Centre, we use soft tissue diode lasers. A laser is a high-tech device that generates a tiny beam of highly concentrated light. This beam of light brings energy into your mouth through a small fibre to help clear areas of infection and gum disease around teeth with great precision and accuracy.
The laser beam sterilizes the affected area and seals off blood vessels, which minimizes the chance of infection and bleeding. Patients are also much more comfortable during and after treatment with laser therapy. The need for local anesthetic is reduced but is often still used to ensure you feel nothing during the treatment.
Laser therapy treatment is excellent for many applications and is one of the best tools for oral surgery. Procedures that can be performed with laser therapy include:
Laser therapy promotes faster healing, reduces the risk of infection, decreases sensitivity, helps reduce anxiety, and minimizes bleeding, swelling, and post-treatment discomfort. In addition, when treating patients with periodontal disease, the laser probe can be introduced into the pocket and provide a bactericidal and detoxifying effect.
Patients notice how quickly the gum tissues are treated, and there is little postoperative discomfort. A diode laser is more gentle than regular surgery. It’s safe to use around implants to remove excessive gum tissue surrounding orthodontic wires and pacemakers. Laser dentistry has many advantages for both patients and practitioners.
At Lakeview Dental, we offer laser dentistry in SW Calgary. Whether you require lesion removal or you’re struggling with advanced gum disease, tooth decay, a root canal infection, etc., we can help. A few reasons you should consider laser dentistry include:
Undergoing surgery of any kind can be frightening. That’s why it’s important to know what to anticipate. Here’s what you can expect from laser dentistry once your appointment is booked:
Once laser surgery is complete, it’s essential to understand the post-surgery symptoms: